At this point in time, I cannot imagine my life without oil painting. It has become part of my practice since I can recall picking up a brush. I prefer to work on location and enjoy materials that are sourced from nature: pigments and paint derived from minerals, flax (linseed) oil and linen; marble dust, turpentine, natural brushes The craft of painting, taking advantages of oil paints luminosity and rich color, is a rich heritage with a long lineage.

I graduated from Ringling College of Art & Design in 1984, and opening my studio not long after. It has always included a teaching component. We have weekly ongoing painting sessions in my studio, plein-air classes, demos and workshops.

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