I'm a self-taught artist, with a focus on oil paintings of delta landscapes and moody skies. Although I have no formal art training, I have drawn since childhood. I started painting a few years ago, and quickly discovered my passion.
I have tried to step outside my comfort zone during the past year by entering some exhibitions and art shows. I have two paintings on permanent display at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas.
I use several mediums, such as oil on canvas, oil on paper, and acrylic on canvas. My favorite is definitely oil on canvas. I enjoy the blendability of oil paints, especially for my moody landscapes. All paintings are done 100% by hand, with many being sketched onto the canvas before painting. All custom work, using a photo reference, is drawn first using the grid method for scale and accuracy.
I reside in the south, so I am endlessly inspired by the delta landscapes and wetlands. I reference photos from vacations and road trips for many of my paintings, while others stem from my imagination or simply looking out of a window.
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