University of North Texas (Art History,Painting)
I am a full time artist with work in collections across the United States as well as Italy and the United Kingdom. Currently I am represented by galleries in Ledbury, England and in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A large part of my business is commission work for clients, both private and public. In addition I have mounted traveling shows with accompanying lectures in cities in Texas as well as New York and Arkansas.
My BFA is from the University of North Texas where I focused on Art History as well as Studio Painting and Drawing. Immediately after graduation I worked as a restorer of easel paintings. As an artist my work is stylistically classical with an emphasis on drawing, although I work in oil, watercolor, pen and ink, charcoal and chalk. Philosophically I believe that an understanding and proficiency in in the fundamental areas of drawing, design, color and composition as well as a knowledge of art history allows the artist to confidently explore his or her own personal aesthetic with knowledge and confidence.
I am very lucky to do what I love, and I remember, as a young artist starting out, those who mentored and helped me. I made a promise that I would try to help any artist that wanted to learn and grow. With something as personal as art and expression, I truly believe in, and enjoy, creating a program that is specific to the needs of the student.
Not only do I welcome the chance to help any artist that wants to work on their craft, I am also confident that my experience of 17 years as a professional fine artist offers the student a unique and valuable perspective. I am a full time artist with work in collections across the United States as well as Italy and the United Kingdom. Currently I am represented by galleries in Ledbury, England and in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A large part of my business is commission work for clients, both private and public. In addition I have mounted traveling shows with
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I am a 1991 graduate of the University of North Texas where I studied both Art History and Studio Painting and Drawing. I am currently a full time artist represented by galleries in Hot Springs, Arkansas and Ledbury, England. Additionally, I mount traveling shows across the country at galleries and universities where I highlight my work with lectures and readings.
I have a BFA from the University of North Texas in Art History and Studio Painting and Drawing. I am, and have been a professional artist for 17 years with a focus on the human figure, and with a classical style the foundation of which is sound design and drawing. Some of my most collected works are drawings: not only the highly finished presentation pieces but also the numerous drawings I do as studies in preparation for an oil or watercolor. Part of my professional life consists of lectures, often to University art students about art and the practice of being an artist. I firmly believe that drawing is the foundation of art and proficiency is gained not only through practice and familiarity but also through experimentation with a variety of media, techniques, and expressions.
I work in oil as well as watercolor which gives a nice variety of expressive possibilities and therefore opportunities to educate and pass on technical knowledge as well as aesthetic nuances. My background as a restorer of easel painting greatly increases my ability to educate the student on the proper way to make paintings of long lasting craftsmanship. Personally I work in a classical, traditional manner although I am continuously exploring the aesthetic potential of the medium of oil paints with glazing, impasto as well as different grounds. These are things I strongly encourage with students. Along with these things I believe in helping students create COMPLETE works of art from the beginning to the end and all steps in between so that they can develop a system that works for them specifically.