Graphite Portrait Artist
I was first introduced to drawing by my father. I would watch him as he drew exact replicas of the cartoons I loved to watch on TV and from the Funny Papers on Sunday mornings. He even drew the original Pink Power Ranger on my 8th birthday cake in frosting! When I saw what my dad could do I was excited to try drawing for myself. I started Disney cartoons and eventually moved on to Anime characters. Drawing from images grew my love for photo-realism over the last 20 years and is the reason I draw photo-realistic portraits today.
I mainly work in graphite. Pencils were much easier for me to use as a child than paints or clay, so I grew accustom to how pencils worked and learned to manipulate them to do what I wanted. I try to see past the colors of this world and focus on the values that light and shadows portray on my subjects.
Currently my work focuses on portraits and the human form. Even though we all have the same facial features, we are all uniquely different. Beacause of this I am always learning and growing in my observation skills to develop my ability to portray to people as they are. Our uniqueness is what makes this world such an interesting place to live.
I regularly send out an E-Newsletter that is current and up-to-date with what is going on in my life as an artist. I share new drawings, upcoming events, classes and workshops and exciting opportunities that come my way. I would love to keep you informed about my studio happenings.