I hold my BFA in Art Education as well as an MSM in Arts Management. I have enjoyed drawing and painting since I was very young. Although I value a good college education, I can honestly say that my growth as an artist came later in life, as a result of study with several private arts organizations and instructors. My work reflects a little bit of all of them, as well as my own individual style. I like to paint from life and produce mostly still life and landscape paintings. I also enjoy doing reproductions, with recognition given to the original artist. I teach oil painting and I emphasize the important of a good composition, value and light, to my students. As Adolphe Bouguereau once stated, “Each day I go to my studio full of joy; in the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the next morning to come…if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am miserable”. I also enjoy Photography. My camera is a Nikon D5000. My photographs are available in any size. Please contact me if you need Calligraphy services. Thank you for viewing my art.