I am a
native of the desert southwest from Phoenix, Arizona and
have been living in Santa
Fe, New Mexico for the past 35 years. In addition to my
artwork, I am a practicing Architect with my firm Allied
Arts. I studied architecture at the University of
Arizona; a curriculum that heavily emphasized sketching,
drawing and presenting ideas in an expressive manner. During my studies I was
introduced to watercolors which have become a lifelong
pursuit and pleasure.
developed my art work by traveling around Southern
Arizona painting and sketching landscapes, old mining
towns, ranch buildings and the like and have been
painting professionally since 1987.
My work draws from the forms, colors
and experiences of the desert Southwest; an enjoyment in the act of painting expressing
a simpler, more casual approach to life.
working quickly with the paint, looking for the
spontaneity and the “happy accidents” that occur with a
rough watercolor paper. My watercolors range from
landscapes that expresses the beauty and quiet enjoyment
of the Southwest to figurative works that
express a dynamic quality; using the figure as an
opportunity to introduce color and motion. In each approach I rely on the quality
of light and shadow to give a bold quality to my work.