I am an artist living and working in Nashville, Tennessee. I have been painting professionally since 1990 and have completed over 400 commissioned portraits and numerous landscape, figurative, and still life paintings. Some of my current portrait commissions include: Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Senator and Mrs. Bill Frist, Senator Arlen Specter, Chief Judge Anthony Scirica, Chancellor Gordon Gee for Vanderbilt University, and President Theodore Roosevelt for the Ben Barnes Group Roosevelt House. A protegee of Everett Raymond Kinstler, I am also passionate about the work of John Singer Sargent, Sorolla, Zorn, Johansen, Flagg, Leyndecker, Serov, Repin, Beaux, and Cornwell, just to name a few. An active member of the National Arts Club, the Players Club, the Allied Artists of America, Portrait Society of America, the Audubon Artists, the Cumberland Society of Painters, the Artists Fellowship of New York, and the Exchange Club of Nashville.
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Friday, May 9, 2008
Working directly I began by massing in large areas, paying close attention to relationships of value, color, and proportion. I try to think simply wanting only the effect of the light.