Colored Pencil Society of America
Portrait Society of America
28th Annual CPSA International
Exhibition. Juror, Chris Valle, Chair/Professor,
Art and Design, University of Tampa
Art has always been an important part of my life. My late mother encouraged my talents since I was young—days when I remember my father bringing home rolls of paper from the paper-making machine company he was employed at.
It wasn’t until my post-college years that I began focusing on color penciled work, and started this new medium with a self-portrait in my Revolutionary War uniform, a nod to the living history hobby I took up at the age of 12.
As a realistic portrait artist, I enjoy drawing subjects that capture moments in time, both modern and historical. My process begins with a well-thought out idea, then progresses to finding a model and location. When I begin drawing, I always start with a line drawing and then color in the details, wanting the final product to be realistic, but not too much that people believe it’s a photograph.
I’m excited to share my work and my passion for art in a world that desperately needs the joy this type of work brings. Thank you for joining me on this journey! I look forward to preserving special times for us all to enjoy, and remind of us of who we were and who we are today.
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As a realistic portrait artist, I enjoy drawing subjects that capture moments in time, both modern and historical – providing families a drawing they will cherish for generations to come. Contact me if you are interested in commissioning a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork that captures your special moments, now and then.