About the artist
My future is fine art...
Once the agency matured I began private oil painting instruction and attended several University of Oregon workshops with professional artists as well as others in various states. There I discovered the challenges of plein air painting. Outdoor painting was a major departure from the tight realism that I admired from famous illustrators familiar to me back in college.
In the mid 1980s I began Northwest Passage Gallery. This was our first experience representing other professional artists. Among a dozen or more artists represented were, well known bronze artist Dennis Jones, wildlife artists James Meager, Darrel Davis and Robert MacGinnis. By the early 1990s I realized many future creative possibilities by integrating computers into my agency and opening a new division, Colorplay Studio. I gained valuable experience with electronic tools and continue to utilize them frequently after retirement in 2004.
I feel fortunate to be in fine art, fulfilling a career goal that has become part of my life since my youth. Within two years under the tutelage of fellow professional artist, Jim Daly, I have won three awards for my portraiture work and I am currently prepared for commissions and other custom paintings in either oil or acrylics..
PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS - providing workshop training and private instruction:
Constance Pratt - Pastels with live models with emphasis on portraiture
Jim Daly - Oils with live models with emphasis on portraiture
Tom Browning - Oils with still-life props and live model
Kevin MacPherson - Oils en plein air (outdoors, multiple locations)
Joseph Bohler - Watercolors landscapes (studio)
Neil Boyle - Oils from photographic reference
Rafael Maniago - Oils from photographic reference
Robin Stacy - Oils with live nude male & female models - life drawing and painting emphasis