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"Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work." -Chuck Close
I am a self-promoting professional artist. However in 2006, when I began the transition from a corporate career to full-time artist, I found it difficult to introduce myself that way. I loved my work as an artist and found that my skills and creativity were a natural fit. As I progressed rapidly in this work, my self-confidence and stature as a professional became a comfortable part of my buoyant personality. Now I proudly announce, "I am a full-time artist."
Since then, I have moved on from painting representationally to nonobjective, lyrical abstracts. my current work is based on experimentation with color and texture as it relates to common themes of music,
I paint primarily on MDF panels or traditional canvas. Recently I built a
I believe that being alone much of the time in childhood forced me to be creative, which prepared me for being a "loner" in the studio. In fact, I relish my "alone time." "Raspy sax and repetitive percussive beats of jazz" accompany me as I express myself on canvas.
Visual arts in public education eluded me, and I became a different kind of artist. I began singing in early childhood and aspired to becoming a professional singer. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance and taught
Like many artists, I am often asked about my "muse," about what inspires me. I answer with a quote by Chuck Close, "Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work." Still I find inspiration in my very first brushstroke or "marks" on canvas. Each new mark or layer is a response to the previous one. i especially enjoy discovering new tools for "mark-making" by roaming the aisles of hardware stores or the kitchen areas of department and home stores.
My mission is simple: "Paint excellent paintings; tell people about them; and sell these paintings to interested people, with the goal of
When not painting, I work out several days a week at a nearby gym. I like having a book at hand wherever I sit in my home, and when weather permits, I enjoy biking. I have been a member of Toastmasters for several years, gaining confidence as a public speaker, which helps when I talk about my art.
I reside in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am married to a very supportive woman. We met on a blind date in Kansas City, Missouri many years ago. We have three adult children and six grandchildren.
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