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've also recently been accepted into the fabulous Whittington Gallery in Hot Springs, Arkansas. This has been a goal of mine for years, and I'm beyond thrilled!
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.