My mission is to connect with kindred spirits through art to collectively celebrate the beauty and defend the worth of animals and the natural world.
Two of my greatest passions are animals and art, and happiness for me is a life filled with both. I am a self-taught artist who has been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. I moved away from art completely for a brief time during law school and my beginning years as a practicing attorney. Right around 2000, I began drawing again, and then in 2011, I started creating watercolors. I have been doing mostly watercolors, with both traditional paints and watercolor pencils, since then. I no longer practice law, and I moved to Edgewood, New Mexico where I enjoy incredible views from my art studio windows.
I have always melded my love of both animals and art, and I decided some time ago to have my art "pay it forward" for the animals who inspire it. In January, 2014, my first one-person show opened at the Lea County Museum in Lovington, New Mexico, and ran through March. All of the proceeds from the sales of my paintings were donated to the Lea County Humane Society. That year I also created a 2015 calendar of equine art, and all of the proceeds from the sales of the calendars were donated to a state-wide Equine Protection Fund to help horses, donkeys and mules in New Mexico. I continue to donate to public charities whose sole focus is the well-being of animals.
I am inspired daily by either my companion animals, wild animals or the incredible light and beauty that surround me. I love studying the glow of light and the play of shadows on and around animals as they go about their daily business oblivious, or sometimes not so oblivious, to my study of them. The peacefulness and joy that I experience in my observation of animals have resulted in my particular artistic style. My interest is all about the animal subjects and not so much about their immediate surroundings. Backgrounds in my paintings are therefore mostly nonexistent. Living with and among animals adds a richness and completeness to my life beyond measure, and I try to communicate and celebrate this experience through my art.
Original watercolor painting on watercolor paper (2017)
Beautifully matted and framed under museum glass
Please inquire about other original art, canvas prints and notecards for sale at firstname.lastname@example.org
My art may also be viewed and purchased at CHOMP, 505 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501