Art medium(s): I mainly work with acrylic paint and oil pastel, but also graphite and colored pencil.
How do you describe your art? I would call it contemporary realism.
Were you always interested in following a creative path? Yes, I have always liked art and pursued it in different mediums.
What does your “day-in-the-life” as an artist look like? I’m usually up early and down in the studio painting, or matting prints—depending on the time of year, I like to get outside as much as I can.
Where do you get your creative inspiration? I draw a lot of my inspiration from my love of music and nature. I like the mix of nature and man-made objects.
Why do you love what you do? I love what I do because it doesn’t feel like work. It truly makes me happy.
What is your personal favorite piece to date? My favorite piece right now is called Divided Sky… that one I really lost myself in, and was very therapeutic for me. But each one of my paintings has a special place.
Have you faced any challenges as an artist? It can be a challenge making the first step in a painting, but once it’s going it’s going. Then I hit a point where it’s all I think about.
Favorite fellow artist: That’s a tough one, Marco Grassi I admire. His work really sets the bar.
Early bird or night owl? I’m an early bird for sure.
Music/podcasts while working or silence? I always have music going when I’m working. I listen to just about everything.
Dog or cat person? I don’t have any pets.
Is the glass half full or half empty? I am a glass half full person for sure. Staying positive is the key to life.
What makes you happiest: I’d say being out in nature, fly fishing in the river, making that connection.
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