Watercolorist and Photographer
My art helps transport me back to my youth in rural Iowa in the 1970’s. I was then, and still am, intrigued by small, quirky details both in everyday objects and human beings alike. I believe that you can find beauty in almost any object or person when looked at in the proper perspective and in a new light. I want to show the viewer how to observe something they see every single day in a unique and unexpected way.
Painting in a realistic realm I find to be meditative and soothing work. To me, realism is much like math, in that both brings me a calm knowing that there’s only one true answer of what the outcome should look like.
I am drawn towards the brightness of light but also the shadows that it casts, as I find both are required to create a balance in a piece of art. I find myself occasionally leaning towards darker art, which I feel balances my view of the world as a reminder that not everything is perfect.
2013, Featured on David Tutera, photography
2011, February, Josephine Magazine feature “Never Ceasing”
2010, December, featured Wedding Chicks, Photography
2010, April, St. Joseph News press front page feature, Earth Day,
2010, Featured winner in Orscheln’s calendar, photography
2010, Ag Air magazine, photography
2005-2007, Artist and designer for Design Originals, designed 2 lines of products.
Congressman Sam Graves, Private collection, Washington DC, USA
Private collection, Montlignon Paris, France
Private collection, Sandy, UT
Private collection, Washington, DC
Private collection, Hilvarenbeck, Netherlands
Private collection, Houston, Tx
Public collection, Taylor County Historical Museum, Bedford, Iowa
Also included in multiple private collections throughout Iowa, Missouri,
National Watercolor Society
Southern Watercolor Society
Missouri Watercolor Society
Professional Photographers of America