About the Artist
As a kid, I remember watching my Mom paint and wondering if I could ever create images like she did. Her paintings were mostly nature scenes like barns with snow. Occasionally she would even paint a portrait.
When I was in my early 20's, I decided to give it a try. Starting with simple flower paintings in watercolor, I graduated to more intricate paintings at the request of my wife. The last painting I did for her was of the chapel we were married in. I have had a few requests for portraits as well as pets. You can see a few of those in the general paintings gallery.
I stopped painting for probably 10-15 years. The hustle and bustle of life can get in the way of a good thing sometimes. I started painting again as a way to give back to a wonderful charity. We met Curing Kids Cancer through our son's diagnosis with cancer at 8 years old. We became good friends with the founders of CKC and were their guests at the huge Mecum Auction in Kissimmee florida. As I saw them auctioning off various items I thought maybe I could do some paintings of some of the classic cars to give them another item as well as more time in front of an audience to tell their story.
I started painting Road Art using watercolor on paper as that was what I was familiar with. Trying to get the vibrant colors proved to be difficult so I decided to give Acrylics a try. This allowed me to get the colors I want but still have a quick drying time so I could finish most paintings in about 8-10 hours.
Thankfully our son survived childhood cancer, but not without some side effect that we have to keep an eye on. Cancer is terrible disease and there is not enough funding for research for childhood specific treatments. That's why we choose to support Curing Kids Cancer in their quest to fund research for childhood specific treatments.