Even casual observers will notice a decidedly Southwestern flair or flavor to my renderings. This affinity for the West stems from nearly 20 years living in the Colorado Springs area. While visiting Cripple Creek, I was particularly drawn to the artwork of Carole Bourdo, whose wildlife and Native American renderings captured all the beauty and detail of the subject, while sacrificing none of the dignity or character. As a self-taught artist, this was exactly what I was striving for in my own renderings, and after meeting Carole, I was encouraged to pursue my goal of selling my artwork. I developed my Faces West folio of Western and Native American portraits, among which is the “Young Warriors” series of limited-edition prints.
My wildlife and western portraits have been exhibited in various galleries in Colorado, among them Emily Ingram Gallery in Steamboat Springs and Greer Gallery in Colorado Springs. I also exhibited at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, winning the First Place – Drawing award in 1996. In Florida, I have exhibited at Adams Art Gallery and D. Rhodes Gallery, both in Ft. Pierce and Huston’s Office Plus in Stuart, as well as Two Feathers Gallery, located in Melbourne. My original titled “Mesa Verde” was featured at the Martin County Council of the Arts exhibit in Stuart in May of 1999.
While living in Florida, I started my Signature Hole Rendering program with various golf courses in and around Stuart, Melbourne, and Jacksonville. Now living near Salem, Oregon, I have added renderings of some of the beautiful golf courses of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Once completed, these renderings provide Pro Shop managers with a variety of options: prints and note card packages to sell through the shop, as well as tournament prizes and favors for various events. If you would like some more information about these Signature Hole Renderings, please contact me.
As a resident of Oregon for the past 16 plus years, another theme running throughout the website deals with images of the Pacific Northwest. Lighthouses, Covered Bridges, and Wineries are just some of the subjects I’ve added to the portfolio. I have also done a series of renderings of the historical buildings located at the Mission Mill Museum of Salem, Oregon. To view these renderings, please visit the Homes pages.
I work from photographs, and would be happy to discuss with you gift ideas for upcoming events or occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. Are you looking for a portrait of your dog or cat? How about your favorite horse? Perhaps you would like a house portrait of your home of the past 20 years, or your recently, just purchased first home. I’d be happy to help you come up with that perfect gift. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Here are some quick links to my other Storefronts and Galleries. Same artwork, additional products and occasional specials.