Since early childhood, I have drawn, colored and painted, falling in love with form, line and color. This passion for light and color has continued into adulthood, where I minored in art in college, and in my paintings done in oils and acrylics.
Growing up on a farm in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I began watching and drawing the birds that I saw in the streams, woods and fields. My art reflects my love for these winged beauties in their natural habitat. These are based upon field studies where I observe and sketch their activities, as well as my own photographic references. I also love depicting all forms of nature, including flowers, trees, marshlands and other wild landscapes.
Our creator is the greatest artist of all, and my goal in my paintings is to show through the medium of acrylic and oil paintings, the beauty found when seeking out the secret, somewhat hidden spots – and the birds and wildlife that inhabit them.
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Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Im in Michigan too!
It’s a beautiful state to live in – good to meet another artist from up here.
Thanks for sharing your story! It’s very inspiring!
I nominated you for the Liebster Award! More information can be found here: http://libraryofcats.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/the-board-thanks-you/
Love your blog!
Thank you for the nomination. I also enjoyed your blog site, you have some wonderful artwork posted there.
Hi Yeshua. I am pleased you enjoy Mango and Sticky Rice. It’s my favourite Thai dessert. I think your paintings are beautiful. I’d love to see them displayed bigger. James
Very beautiful work. Thanks for stopping by my blog…
Thank you for the like! Please keep up the good work and fantastic paintings here! 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I was born in Michigan, and have vacation property there. We have a few things in common, love for birds is one. I raise endangered Lady Gouldian finches.
Your love for birds really comes through in your paintings, very warm.
lovely work, great birds.. very sensitive.
Thank you, I appreciate your comment!
Thanks for stopping by on my blog. Love the birds!
You are truly gifted! Beautiful paintings…lovely art from the heart!
I think I found a new friend who loves birds and art even more than me. Thanks for stopping by my place. Look forward to enjoying more of your art.
Thanks for following my blog and “liking” my most recent post. Beautiful wildlife paintings!