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About me

I have enjoyed art my entire life but didn't begin to paint seriously until after retirement.  I like studying about art as much as I enjoy painting.  Most of my artwork features still-life compositions.  I am especially drawn to arrangements that include glass and reflective objects. I paint in a photo-realistic style in water soluble oils and colored pencils.  Both my oil and colored pencil works are rendered by careful application of layers of color with special attention to detail and the contrast between light and dark values.  In my spare time, I paint wooden nesting dolls and Santa Claus carvings.  I have also written a book "Paint Your Own Nesting Dolls" available on Amazon at www.amazon.com which offers a complete guide on how to paint these charming decorations.

Membership:

Colored Pencil Society of America

CPSA, District Chapter 14

Works exhibited:

311 Gallery, Juried Show, Raleigh NC -- 2022

CP Treasures Volume 8 -- 2022

CPSA Explore This! 18, Juried Show -- 2022

CP Hidden Treasures Volume 6 -- 2020

Strokes of Genuis 12 Juried Art Competition -- 2020

CPSA Explore This! 16, Juried Show -- 2020

CPSA 27th Annual International Exhibition, Juried Show, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA -- 2019

COLOR Magazine Featured Artist -- 2019

CP Treasures Volume 6 -- 2019

DRAW Reflections in Colored Pencils - 2018

CP Hidden Treasures 4 – 2017

Art 55 Show, Senior Center, Cary, NC, Juried Show, 3rd place Award – 2016

Fine Arts League of Cary, NC, Juried Show, 2nd place Award – 2014