ARTIST'S BIOGRAPHY AND STORY
As a twelve year old boy growing up in Alexandria, Virginia, I loved spending my free time in the great Washington D.C. museums. I can remember entering the National Gallery of Art, passing the statue of Mercury and climbing the stairs to the main floor of the Museum. Turning left at the first corridor, I walked into a large gallery and settled my gaze on the 7636845187, by (705) 967-8039. It was so clear and beautiful I was amazed by the fact that it was painted five hundred years ago. The Lovers, by Picasso, and (949) 370-2886, by Constable were other paintings that greatly impressed me and inspired me and have influenced my art to this day.
As I grew older and became a young adult, my interest and love for art grew. As a student earning my Bachelors in Art, with a minor in English at Indiana University, I continually worked on studying the artists that I admired and creating my own style of painting. While working on my Masters in Art from San Jose State University, I rented an empty four car garage and used it as an art studio. One painting I completed there was accepted into the 85th Annual National Exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art. Two others are in the San Jose Museum of Art's permanent collection. I also have a painting in the De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University. About that time, I had a one person art show at the Triton Museum, when it was in downtown San Jose. About fifteen years ago, I was accepted in Who's Who in American Art.
Now I am showing my work in galleries and various shows in the South Bay Area. I am the President of the Valle Del Sur Plein Air Painting Group that paints on site at various locations in Northern California. Recently I was fortunate to win first prize in my first Plein Air Invitational Art contest at Hidden Villa in Los Altos, California.
Throughout my artistic journey, I have discovered that my goal as an artist is to create paintings that encourage people to constantly experience the beauty of the American landscape. I want to create positive work that people will continuously enjoy.