My artistic career grew out of a desire to present a longtime friend and business mentor a drawing of his San Francisco Nob Hill home. Living in Sydney, Australia, at the time, I enrolled in a pencil drawing class. A few lessons later, I was hooked.
I pursue my passion through studying with accomplished artists and showing up at my easel. Working principally from reference photos and memory to create my style of realism. In more recent years, I've been creating plein air sketches to use for larger studio works.
Painting and drawing provide a great sense of satisfaction, an escape from day-to-day pressures, and a tangible sense of accomplishment. When a viewer says that they can imagine themselves in the painting or wish to visit the scene, then I've achieved the sense of realism that I seek.
Began painting out of interest but now it's my passion.