Colorado Springs, Colorado
Prices for my available original paintings include packaging and shipping fees within the United States. If you are interested in purchasing one of my originals, you may contact Boulder Street Gallery in Colorado Springs, CO, directly, via their web page at www.boulderstreetgallery.com, which lists their toll free phone phone number and email address. Or, if you email me via the Fine Art America email link provided on this page, "Click here to contact the artist"; I will then contact Boulder Street Gallery on your behalf to follow up.
In earlier years, living in Nebraska, I worked in a variety of formats including painting, printmaking, and sculpture, exhibiting throughout the Omaha and Council Bluffs area. As a resident of Colorado Springs for close to 30 years, and an active member of the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society and the Colorado Springs Art Guild, I now paint primarily with acrylics on canvas or board.
I paint pretty much representational art, rather than anything purely abstract. However, I often begin with natural or seemingly random techniques, like splashes, sprays, salt resists, or applying paint with foil, tissues, and even cheese cloth. I then study these initial efforts, looking for the final image I can reveal with more traditional brush and detail work. Kind of like looking at clouds in the sky and seeing pictures in them.
At other times, I already have an idea of what I want and start out more traditionally, with sketches, color washes, etcetera. I have always painted images that come to my mind, rather than working from an actual scene or location, although elements of real locations may also be incorporated.
I try to focus on the effects of light - grey days, twilight, sunrise, sunset, and strong shadows, striving for feelings of mood, fantasy, and a little mystery.