National Award-Winning Fine Artist and Private Educator, specializing in the CLASSICAL APPROACH TO PORTRAITURE IN OIL. I have trained under Master Painters Frank Covino and Igor Babailov. My talents include portraits, murals, oil painting, acrylic paintings, pastels, graphite pencil drawings, illustration, cartooning and charicatures, sculptures, set design, graphic design, compact disc covers and much more.
I am ALWAYS learning. I study nature as I walk to my car. I read about and glean from other artists. I try to pursue excellence in whatever I do. I approach everything I do with the quest toward perfection. "How long does it take you to do a portrait?" I am asked this quite often and my answer is always the same. "I don't really know. I'm not sure if I've ever 'finished' one. At some point, someone takes it away."
Born in Southern California, raised by two creative parents. Mom painted landscapes in oil and created floral arrangements and marketed them to doctors and various retail shops. Dad liked to draw and was a semi-professional Gospel Quartet singer. From my early teenage years, I couldn't help but be creative. I pursued music and art from then on. I moved to the beautiful state of Tennessee in 1991. My wife and I raised our three children here. We have been blessed with two grand daughters, who live in Tennessee. In March of 2012, we moved back to Southern California in Orange County, to begin the SECOND HALF of our life together. We are looking forward to growing spiritually, artistically while mentoring others in our new venture together. We would love to be a part of your life.