Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.  - Thomas Merton

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  • "Talent extraordinaire!!! "
  • "I wished i had your talent to lay down impressions in paint. What you make is beautifull!! "
    Andre Van Der Schelde

I was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  With my father a professional musician and my mother a talent for art,  I grew up in a household where creativity was well nurtured.  While I had talents in dance and music, it was always animals and art that were my deepest passions.  With a menagerie of pets at home, it was only natural for me to combine them and I spent countless hours committed to both.

Despite my upbringing, I found myself in the corporate world for many years while my brushes waited patiently in a coffee can.  Nothing learned is ever wasted however and the corporate ladder gave me wonderful friends, many skills, great memories and ultimately a view from atop the painter's ladder.  The painter's ladder has given me wonderful friends from all walks of life, freedom of expression and precious time raising our two daughters.  I now have been painting full time for the past 18 years.  As they say, "time flies when you're having fun!" and I have indeed found this quote to be true.  

I started my art business painting murals.  From fighter jets and dinosaurs, Tuscany scenes and Antarctica's icy tundra and beyond, my client's requests never disappointed!   However, left to my own devices, I would, and still will, paint most anything with a pulse. Regardless of what I'm painting, much time is spent researching my subjects before I ever dip my brush in the paint.  It's a fascinating part of my job.   

Although I still paint murals, a large part of what I do now is commissions for paintings, gallery works and portraits.  While I love them all, portraits in particular hold a special place in my heart.  I'm honored to be entrusted with such personal assignments.  Often the subjects have crossed the rainbow bridge.  I understand and relate to the levity of these assignments and I go to great lengths to capture the essence of my subjects.  As I delve into their eyes, I get to witness a glimpse of who they were (and are) and I am a changed person because of it.       

I also love painting wildlife.  In addition to bringing awareness and appreciation to the bountiful, yet fragile animal kingdom through my art, I hope I can be an inspiration to others. It is my hope that you will follow your heart and experience the talent that was tailor made for you.  Regardless if you do it full time, part time or just do it as a hobby, you owe it to yourself and the world to share your talents.  Most importantly, you owe it to our awesome Creator.