bmm3 on Jun 22, 2016
Love it! A profoundly beautiful piece by my favorite artist!
Classical Techniques in a Contemporary World
I have known I would be an artist for as long as I can remember. You may be familiar with a children's book author Richard Scarry, his books are filled with cute animals dressed in their career outfits. I saw the artist dog and I knew that was the job for me. When I was older, I studied contemporary art at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, and then studied classical realist art at a private atelier in Southern Oregon.
I have a home studio that I work in and I teach drawing and painting every week in town at Ashland Art Center. I enjoy getting out of the studio a little and being involved in the art community by volunteering as a docent at the Schneider Museum of Art and I serve as President of the Ashland Gallery Association.
Ordinary, practical, honest things are my favorite subject matter. I like to paint what I'm seeing in front of me, being in the same room with my subject makes it more intense, I'm taking in the smells, I can feel it, walk around it, talk to it.
When I get started painting, look out, I will be focused for hours and hours! Forget making dinner folks, it's all painting and contemplation. I like to listen to music, books on tape or public radio shows like Fresh Air and This American Life while I work. I keep a hammock in the studio so I can relax and look at what I'm working on. When I get into the zone, it's amazing and exhausting and I get into the zone every chance I get.
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I generally ship ready made artwork within two business days of purchase. If there is any delay, I will keep in touch. You will receive a notice from me when your item ships. Custom work varies and I will keep you informed of the process so you can know when to expect your item.
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Custom flower paintings take up to a month to complete and may require extra drying time to ensure they ship safely.