How long have you been an artist?
I have been an artist my whole life. I have been fortunate to come from a family who nurtured my interest in art. I was taken to museums and given art classes from an early age. I continued to study painting in college. And with determination I have never quit.
You have a lot of differnt kinds of work?
I have been an artist for over 30 years and tried a lot of things. Here is a blog post describing my thoughts on self editing.
What inspires you?
So many things! I love Nature and that is one of the reasons I love Oregon. I am inspired by so many artist I can’t begin. I love travel. I am inspired by trying new things and learning.
What is the difference between an original print and a reproduction?
An original print is print made by my hands using traditional techniques. I most often create relief prints such as linoleum and wood cuts using hand burnishing technique. Also I create etchings on copper plates that I print using a small etching press in my studio. Reproductions are created using industrial printers in professional print shops. This makes it possible to create extremely high quality prints of my paintings.
What if I want to return a painting?
If after you receive your piece you are not 100% satisfied you can return it in one week and I will return the purchase price minus the shipping.
How should I care for my artwork?
I take considerable effort to ensure that my artwork will last for a very long time. With normal care a painting could last hundreds of years and become an heirloom that is passed on to your great grandchildren and beyond. Any artwork should not be displayed in direct sunlight. If you ever have to move or store a painting avoid anything from touching the surface. Clean dust with a soft cloth dampened with clean water. Work on paper should be displayed matted under glass. Be sure to use matting that is ph neutral. Works-0n-paper can be stored or displayed in archival albums or boxes with glassine to protect the surface. If you have any concerns feel free to email me.
Do you accept commissions?
I do! Contact me.
Can I use your artwork for my project?
I do sometimes license my work for commercial projects. You need to contact me first.
Can I take a class with you?
I do sometimes teach workshops. Please let me know that you are interested in having me teach a class and where you live