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.