Years ago when I was learning to paint with the palette knife,
I had a lovely and vivid dream of seeing and responding to
a most satisfying and "delicious" passage of layered paint
that I had created with the palette knife.
The paint was so intriguing and beautiful in that dream that I have always remembered it.
My earliest adventures in painting were in watercolor; then by experimenting with acrylic and mixed media; and when I discovered painting in oils with the palette knife over 20 years ago, I had found my primary medium and tool for my growing style of expression.
The natural world we live in with its beauty and many wonderful shapes, colors, and textures delight me. Nature's inspiration, combined with my sense of place in each landscape scene, urge me to create paintings that are both impressionistic and expressionistic.
Painting with the palette knife gives me a delightfully satisfying tactile feel of the paint itself, and the palette itself becomes my playground!
When painting oil/cold wax/mixed media paintings, I use the palette knife, and brushes, along with a variety of tools to create depth and texture resulting in abstract paintings.
I also love to paint commissioned portraits of horses and dogs.
All my paintings are signed on the front with a calligraphic signature mark shown here,
with my full signature on the back of the painting.