I have been painting all my life. I am internationally collected, have numerous corporate collectors and my work has been shown on TV and magazines.
The majority of my work is done in acrylic on canvas, but I also work in oil on canvas and watercolor on paper. I have originals, limited edition giclee prints on canvas and paper, and greeting cards.
Besides being an artist, I am also a writer of young adult mystery / adventure novels, writer / illustrator of children’s books, frequent volunteer speaker at elementary and middle schools, art counselor at The Boys and Girls Club, and a volunteer with Special Olympics and Down Syndrome.
I live with my wife and son in Centennial, Colorado (a suburb of Denver.)
As an artist, I try to capture the intensity, passion and emotion of the athlete, and the everyday person.
I am largely a self-taught artist, and I have been drawing and painting all my life. I have been influenced by the action and color of LeRoy Neiman and the portraiture of Dennis Frost. My foremost concern when I paint is the movement and action of the subject. I want my paintings to move.
When I start to paint, the first thing I do is turn on music which makes me want to dance. I listen to anything from rock ‘n roll to country to soul to classical. The important thing is that I can feel the movement. When the mood is right, I can lose myself in the painting.
When I’m painting well, I’ll paint fast and hungry like I have an outrageous deadline. When I paint slow and deliberate, my paintings become tight and the motion slows down to a crawl.
I have a sign in my studio that reads “MORE PASSION!!!” It is a constant reminder to paint with more intensity. My best paintings sometimes take the least amount of time.
I usually start with an abstract background for my paintings. I use large, sweeping splashes of color to create a feeling of movement. I try to let the colors blend and create themselves.
I want my painting to stand out in a room.
I want it to catch your eye as you turn your head.
I want it to draw you in and hold you there.
I want it to encourage you to come back over and over,
and always see something new.