About & Contact

“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!

I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I am available for local projects, yet, I love to travel, so, let me know where you'd like me to go for your bold and amazing art project!!

Use the form to inquire about rates and availability, or just to say hi.



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