I love the saying “Art is Nature as viewed through a temperament” because I feel it describes my approach to painting very well.
My work is often a reinterpretation of my favorite paintings and themes, but as seen through the lens of my own experiences, studies, humor and imagination.
Although I’ve been painting & drawing all my life, my formal art education began at the University of NE, Lincoln, where I earned my BFA in ’94. After graduating, I continued painting and began selling works through galleries and to private collectors.
In 2011, I had the great opportunity to study with Timothy Stotz and Michelle Tully at Studio Escalier in France. There, I spent the next three years studying & practicing a contemporary classical approach to painting the figure from life, as well as making extensive drawings of artworks in the Louvre. I focused these studies mostly on 15-18th C paintings and of course, Rubens.
At the moment, I’m residing in Omaha, NE and working on a series of paintings inspired by my years abroad, while also teaching drawing and painting in a few local institutions as well as privately.
I am currently represented by Modern Arts Midtown in Omaha, NE and my work can be found in private collections internationally.