I am a figurative realism painter. I paint in both oil and watercolor. I have a degree in Fine Art from Bradley University. I depict ordinary people doing everyday things, focusing on one individual at a time because each person has their own unique story. Each person’s story takes center stage in the painting and I do not let it get lost in the sea of humanity. Other figures are included in the scene when it is significant to the story being represented. My work is colorful and I pay attention to the light on my subject.
I am currently working on a collection inspired by people enjoying themselves at the beach. I began painting people at the beach while living in Florida. Though we now live in Central Illinois, we frequently return to Florida to gather new inspiration.