I have always been an artist. I've always enjoyed drawing, painting, portraiture and landscapes. I had the advantage of having great art teachers in high school (James Iams at Towson High) and college. I received a B.A. in art from St. Mary's College of Maryland where I was taught by Tom Rowe, Earl Hoffman and Joe Ross. Other artists who influence how and what I paint include realists Andrew Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, and Edward Hopper.
Fast forward to the present...I am concentrating on oils, taking portrait commissions and trying to find time to do my own thing, which is immortalizing commonplace subject matter that might otherwise be overlooked by the art world. My subjects usually strike me in an instant of "drive-by" glances. I work using my own photos as reference, and usually have the title in mind before I even begin. I consider all my work to be portraits, regardless of whether or not a face is involved. Southern Maryland is full of inspiration and places close to my heart that may sooner or later be gone! I want them to be remembered.