About Me

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.

 ~ Edward Hopper



I am an artist/painter based in Phoenix, AZ — but I will travel anywhere to paint!

I paint on canvas in oils and acrylics and I have acquired an addiction to painting murals!

I was born in Peoria, IL. I grew up in Scotland and France because my Dad worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. It was a great foundation for being an artist as I was able to see and experience some of the greatest art and architecture in the history of Western Art. 

Seems like I have been painting forever, yet it's only been 30-some years. LOL! I received my MFA from the U. of Illinois in 1982.


I am a realist painter, fascinated with surfaces, textures and reflections. I hope to inspire viewers to look at the world with greater care and amazement.

I enjoy creating art that prompts people to say "Wow!" for whatever reason. 

My examination and questioning of reality is part of my spiritual journey. It is important that I share it with others. 

Thank you for being here!

Work with Me

Have an upcoming project? I'd love to collaborate with you! 

Get in touch with me using my contact form to discuss rates, scheduling and more.

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