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Unique  artist renderings in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture and photography

 

My introduction into fine art began under the tutelage of my wife, Jean: a national award winning sculptor and member of the National   Association of American Pen Women.  I have studied with renown two and three dimensional artists, ie., Charles Ellis, Claude Hulce, Yin Li, Luverne Lightfoot, Yvonne Louthan and Ginni Annis.  I have completed excellent workshops in sculpture, watercolor, oil, pastels and woodcarving. I gleaned from them what was needed and pursued my own chartered course. In 1996, after an extensive career as a Homicide Investigator, I began this new and exciting journey into the art world.


A somewhat realist painter, allowing the viewer to have an in-depth view of the natural beauty around us.

  

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I enjoy painting “en plein air”  Nevada and California landscapes.  One of my most favorite places is along the Truckee River in Nevada and the Yuba River in California.   I have completed a series of over 35 paintings of the  Truckee River.    I enjoy working in all mediums, but my favorite is three dimensional (sculpture and woodcarving.   I was honored in having paintings  selected by Stremel Gallery to be in the permanent collection of the Renown Healing Arts Collection.


Juried Shows and Associations: Artists Co-op Gallery of Reno (www.artistsco-opgalleryreno.com ,  Marin Society of Artists, Ross, Ca.,  Miniature Artists of America of  Clearwater, Fl.,  Sierra Watercolor Society of Reno, Nv. www.sierrawatercolor.com, Scenic Nevada Foundation Art Gallery of Reno, Nv. www.scenicnevada.org ,  Latimer Art Club of Reno, Nv.,  Very Special Arts Nevada,  Glendale Artists Association of Glendale, Ca.,  Nevada Artists Association of Carson City, Nv., Habitat for Humanities, USA, National Woodcarvers Association, California Sculptors Guild, Cider Painters of America, San Simeon, Ca.,  El Dorada Gallery, Colorado Springs, Co., Descanso Gardens Guild, LaCanada, Ca. and the  Smokey Hollow Woodcarvers Guild, Glendale, Ca.





 
Art
is not a
Luxury,
it is a necessisty
Necessity!



                                                                                                  Artist at work