Biography and Statement
I found my niche in oils after a career in varied business enterprises and in part time painting in acrylics and pastels. I have worked in commercial art as a corporate and freelance graphic designer, and as an interior re-designer.
After retirement, I turned my attention to learning the particulars of oil painting. The move into oils came easy for me because I have always loved color and shapes, and found the oils to be ideal for maximizing outcomes. I paint a wide range of subjects, including portrait, landscape, and still life.
Painting is about process, not necessarily outcome. The beauty is in the problem solving—getting the values and hues just right. Indeed, painting for me is as much an intellectual endeavor as a manual exercise. It is absorbing, and while contemplating a painting or constructing one, I am totally engrossed in the creative experience of the art.
All artists featured here are members of the Watauga Valley Art League and display a sampling of their artwork for your enjoyment. Paintings may be purchased through direct contact with the individual artist.
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