I have been working digitally for years. My background is in website, logo and print design. I am well versed in all of the Adobe software, although it's not my main tool for the painted portraits. I use professional software as well as professional equipment and materials (canvas and paint). When you look close up at one of my artworks you will not see evidence of photographic pixels. I designed my own digital brushes and I can produce both realistic and expressionistic versions, as well as something in between.
It gives me immense joy to recreate the expressions captured by people and their pets from their photos. The people that I meet, as well as their families, both furry and otherwise have been outstanding.
In addition to commissioned portraits, I am gently expanding into merchandise that is both versatile and is a good representation of my artwork.
In between portraits, I enjoy doing painted studies of other animals, food, flowers, locations or anything that moves me. Since most of these are from my own photos, I have total expressionistic freedom to see what I come up with. I also usually have three or four paintings done the "traditional" hand painted way ongoing. These will be available to order, in various sizes, on canvas, and hand finished with acrylic paint for a one of a kind digital original. Hand finishing with acrylic paints adds depth and texture to all of the images.
I am blessed as my life is filled with horses, dogs, family and friends. I am never tired of observing the interaction of animals and their individual lives. Their expressions are untainted. As I am handy with a camera, sometimes I capture these moments myself. I hope to fill these pages up with my interpretation of some of those "captured" experiences.