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​HOOD RIVER, OREGON, United States

My visual diary... I love doing small daily oil paintings. They have an immediate freshness about them. Whatever you are thinking about that day sort of goes into them, almost like a visual diary. About the medium, oil paint - I like the creamy color intense luscious look of oil paint. I like making brushstrokes that bring out that quality in the paint. I try out new ideas, new colors, new subject matter from day to day, because of the small format. It is very freeing to be able to paint something and get it out relatively quickly.

In school I studied architecture, drafting (yes, with a pencil!) and perspective drawing, and later graduated with a BFA in Fine Art. My training in perspective drawing helps me every day as an artist. 

Over the years painting, I have studied with and been influenced by several well known painters, some are David Leffel, Tony Ryder, Kenn Backhaus, Randal Sexton, Eric Jacobsen and Aimee Erickson.

I continue to be influenced by the natural beauty of the lanscape I experienced during the five years I spent living and working in Mexico and South America, and mostly the Pacific Northwest where I have called home for the past 26 years.

My larger work is available at The Rental Sales Gallery (Portland Art Museum) in Portland OR, Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River OR, 301 Gallery Collective in Hood River OR, and The Dalles Art Center in The Dalles OR.