Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.125"D
Year Created: 2007
The oil paints I use are made of walnut oil & walnut alkyd medium. This non-turpentine solution is eco-friendly and without the toxins, making it a safe solution for the environment and my studio. This is from a series of figurative studies I painted while in Boulder, CO.
After attending art schools on both coasts - at Pratt Institute in NYC and Art Center College of Design in California - I decided to return to the Black Hills of South Dakota to set up my art studio. I love painting in oils, and sometimes incorporate mixed mediums. I am focused on figurative works primarily, but have started doing plein-air paintings in outdoor urban and hillside settings. Most of my figurative work is from live model sessions that I arrange with a model or willing friend. I have on occasion worked from photographs I have taken of a setting outside of the studio and am comfortable working long-distance with models and/or commissions. Thank you for taking a few moments to view my portfolio.