|Location||Union, Oregon, United States|
|Introduction||I still feel like a beginner, even after a lifetime of painting. That’s the wonderful thing about art-making—each blank canvas offers the opportunity to rebuild your world anew. How many job descriptions offer that?|
I grew up in rural northeast Oregon and started drawing and painting when very young. I’ve painted large murals all over the country, illustrated books, taught workshops and exhibited in galleries and museums. My art has traveled down two seemingly disparate but parallel paths: one more traditionally realist and the other more abstract. Sometimes they overlap.