I am an American artist from Wisconsin who lives in Barcelona, Spain. I studied painting at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago under Don Southard. After leaving the Midwest, I lived in Greenpoint (Brooklyn, New York City) for many years. In 2006 I moved  to Barcelona,  where I now live and paint.

I paint life as I experience it externally and internally, from my particular point of view. I want to show humans and non-humans living in harmony with nature and each other. My approach to painting is the same as my approach to life. I try to keep it simple and honest.

portrait photo courtesy of Lisa Klappe Photography.

The work is what I would call semi-realism, one part reality and one part fiction. I like working from sketches and memory. Interiors, exteriors, figures, portraits, still lifes, landscapes, they are all the same to me. One day I am captivated by a bowl of cherries on a table and the next day it might be a person I know or meet or a tree or the mountains or the sea. It all comes from the same source.

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