I have lived in the historic downtown district of Nampa, Idaho since 2013. My partner Lawrence Manning and I are both working artists and also own a commercial photography studio.
I've worked extensively in ink and watercolor, including travel sketchbooks made all over the world; large abstracts on paper (the Bertha Series), and some 8-foot wide plein air acrylic landscapes, which add the thrill and risk of in working large scale on location. A recently completed series, large studio landscapes of vistas of Idaho and other areas in the Pacific Northwest is titled Oh Idaho! Landscapes from the Road. Currently, I'm working on a series of portraits, starting with my adopted German grandma Bertha, the namesake of my first abstracts. Unless marked sold, my works are available for purchase.
I enjoy working on a scale which can hold its own in a large space. The size of these paintings has been likened to a door, rather than a window—creating fluid structures that you can visually step into and experience in a more physical manner.
Digital painting has been an emphasis in 2019, with thanks to a grant award from the Alexa Rose Foundation. Later in the year, I began an exciting abstract series, Urban Safari. Two of the pieces are posted here.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a look around. I'd love to know what your favorite piece is on this site.