I am a contemporary expressionist painter – known for my vivid, abstract color animal paintings, especially horses and dogs.
In the fall of 2013, I was commissioned to do two mural-size canvases with an equestrian theme in earthy tones. The commissions were a great success and more commissions have been requested in that limited color scheme, which became the stimulus for the muted colors on my palette.
The next natural step was to see how far I could remove the color from my work and still bring life and energy to my paintings. The Black and White series resulted from my experimentation.
I continue the muted acrylic equine drip paintings, sometimes adding or substituting a color as I am inspired to do so. My passion continues for working in pastel and my latest works have become more simplified and abstracted, though I still create pet portraits for clients. Sometimes acrylic and pastel mix on my painting surface… Below is a sampling of my newest work!