I enjoy painting in a hyper realistic style. Many hyper realists paint small subjects on large canvas, exaggerating the detail to a degree where even a camera or Photoshop would be hard pressed to duplicate the clarity. I flip this concept 180 degrees. My work fits in your palm, yet it can be magnified to many times the original size, and still appears tightly rendered. This innovative approach reaches beyond traditional fine art, and is also practical. The work I create functions in small spaces, or as an installation of several pieces on larger walls.
My favorite subjects are collections. I delight in sharing my passion with art lovers who relate to the content and then react to the color, form, composition. My painting concepts are inspired by the edgy contemporary styles as well as classic compositions. I work primarily in oil and acrylics, but frequently I'll bring out some old friends - colored pencils, watercolors, graphite.
2011: Featured artist in Elan Magazine 2011: Featured artist at Gateway Gallery in Round Hill, VA
2011: Feature in a Grafix Arts videos and gallery
2011: Masters in Miniature Invitational Exhibition at BRIO Gallery in Galena, IL
2011: Founding artist for Wings: A Collaborative Art Project in Loudoun County, VA
2011: Feature artist in Elan Magazine 2010: Award recipient Spanish Moss Miniature Art Exhibit in Mobile Alabama
2010: Sited as one of "the Piedmont's best painters of miniatures!" The Piedmont Virginian magazine
2010: Featured Artist on The World Federation of Miniaturists
2010: Featured Artist on The Hilliard Society of Miniature Art
2010: Award recipient Oils/Acrylics at Miniature Painters, Sculptors, Gravers Society of Washington D.C.
2010: Excellence in Painting at Cider Painters of America Miniature Art Show
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