I use color as it comes to me – unhindered, unfettered – allowing it to flow from the palette to the canvas with ease.”
Gallery 50, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware http://www.gallery50art.com
[blank] Slate Gallery, Sarasota, Florida http://www.blankslategallery.com
Wright Gallery Hawaii, Kona, Hawaii http://www.wrightgalleryhawaii.com
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Washington, DC https://www.asid.org
Wright Gallery Hawaii
Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware http://bluemoonrehoboth.com
Corcoran School of Art,
Vander Zee School of Painting
University of Wyoming, J.D., 1973
University of Wyoming, B.A., 1970
I found painting, my passion, in mid life and it has directed me to a second career based on this love of art. I Love Art, I love my life as an artist! I was born and raised on a ranch in Wyoming, went to undergrad and law school at Wyoming and landed in Washington, DC after law school where I had a distinguished career as an environmental enforcement and natural resource attorney with the U.S. Justice Department. In the mid 1980s, on a whim, I signed up for an adult education painting class at the Corcoran School of art in Washington and my life changed! I started painting as a full time hobby and in 2000 retired from DOJ and devoted myself full time to art. I currently paint in both Washington, DC and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I am one of the founders of the dynamic Mid-City Artists Group, I have served as the Art Director of The Results Galleries in the Results the Gym locations. and continued to dabble in the legal world by working for the DC Superior Court’s Child Abuse and Neglect Program, and from 2006 – 2008 serving as Counsel for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
I like to think of my self as a multi-faceted versatile painter whose artwork ranges from luscious brilliantly painted still life paintings of ripe juicy fruit and boldly painted flowers, to colorful abstract landscapes depicting travel destinations as well as favorite local scenery in the DC and Rehoboth Beach area, and to tenderly and lovingly painted figurative worked in soft warm flesh tones infused with sepias and other warm sensual tones. I either photograph or sketch on site and then create my paintings in oil on a variety of substrates, including canvas, wood and paper. I consider my art an expression of the beauty I see all around me and my ever optimistic outlook on life. My paintings reflect my highly individual vision of the scenery or subject matter that surrounds me. Color dominate my vibrant surfaces as the play of light is expressed in applications of intense, and sometimes surprising, hues. Paint strokes are infused with an exuberant energy. The results are dream-like canvases that evoke a sense of playfulness and spontaneity. The canvases take on a life of their own, the results always fresh and exciting.
I’ve participated in several major public art projects, including Rehoboth Beach’s Dolphins Around Town Project in 2003 and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities project to decorate one of 200 donkey and elephant sculptures, which were on display throughout the nation’s captial in the summer of 2002 as part of the “Party Animals” exhibition. I was one of two local artists to be showcased by Saks Fifth Avenue in 2002 with a major exhibition of his art in the windows of the retailer’s Chevy Chase, Maryland store. In addition, my abstract landscapes have been included in the U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program.