I am a self-taught painter, and my style is realism, working exclusively in acrylic. My painting subjects run the full spectrum of landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, portraits, figurative studies, still-life, and even a little fantasy.
My work has appeared in many local and a few national exhibitions, and has won a number of awards. My paintings are contained in many private collections.
I have been making art for almost as long as I can remember. I got my start at age six, when my parents hired babysitters from a local community college. They happened to be art students, who entertained me by providing instruction and encouragement in drawing.
From that start, I took up oil painting, which continued through grade school, college, graduate school and on into the start of my career in engineering and scientific software development. Time constraints imposed by my career drove me to experiment with acrylics in my 20s, because they afforded me the ability to work faster and more flexibly in my free time, yet still provided some of the familiarity and feel of working in oils. In my 30s I switched to acrylics exclusively. After retiring in 2013, I took up painting again as a full-time endeavor.
My style is sometimes called hyperrealism or photorealism, but this is misleading because I like to work at a relatively fast pace. I have a tendency to become bored with a painting after a few weeks, so I have developed the use of techniques and tools that allow me to create what may appear to be intricate detail that doesn't required extreme amounts of time to achieve. This also involves constant experimentation; in every finished piece there is an experiment or two that went into it.
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