Fine Art Paintings
I take pride in providing my clients and collectors high value art using only the finest paints, inks, canvases, printing surfaces, and custom framing or float mounting, as applicable. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 14 days of receipt in the same condition as received, and your investment will be promptly refunded.
Upon graduation from Raytown South High School, I joined the Federal Civil Service and landed a position with the United States Marine Corps. I made a living in support of an amazing group of individuals and used a portion of my income to finance my love of the arts. I visited galleries/museums, and attended concerts, Broadway musicals, plays, and professional dance company performances. I bought numerous music albums, wrote poetry, engineered recording sessions, purchased a good camera, dabbled in a variety of crafts, and invested in ballroom/latin dance lessons.
In 2008, I retired from Federal employment and enrolled in a Multi-Media Studies program at the Kansas City Art
Institute. My classes in the program included Digital Imaging (Photoshop) I, II, and Advanced. I quickly learned that Photoshop provided yet another avenue of creative expression and I began my journey into digital art/enhanced photography. Since completing my studies, I have expanded my portfolio to include acrylic and oil paintings.
From my earliest memory I was drawn toward the arts, but I never dreamed that I would
one day become an artist. I was one of those kids that could look at the sky and find faces, animals, and a myriad of other objects in the clouds or on the surface of the moon. I loved music, dance, poetry, photography, crafts, and virtually anything creative. Through the years, I have explored all of these and more.
First Place, Raytown Artist's Association Invitational, Raytown, MO for "Beauty Beneath the Sea", Aug 2014
Third Place, Raytown Artists's Association, Raytown, MO for "Liberty", Aug 2013
First Place, Buttonwood Space, KCMO for "The Trolley", Sep 2012
"Celebrate Summit Art", GOT Art Gallery, Lee's Summit, MO Jan-Feb 2015
St. Luke's Health System East, Lee's Summit, MO, permanent display
"Splash", GOT Art Gallery Spring Exhibit, Lee's Summit, MO, Apr 25-May 17, 2014
"The End of the World As We Know It", Buttonwood Art Space, KCMO, Dec 3, 2012-Jan 25, 2013
"Kansas City Seen", Buttonwood Art Space, KCMO, Aug 3-Sep 28, 2012
Blue Springs Art League Fine Art Show, Blue Springs, MO, Mar 2015
"Student Art Show", GOT Art Gallery, Lee's Summit, MO, Jan 2015
Jess and Jim's Steakhouse, Martin City, MO, Jun 2013
Raytown, MO area businesses to include Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Bank, Raytown City Hall, Westridge
Gardens, Elliott Place, and Doughboy's, May 2013-Jun 2014
Staff Writer, "First Friday Show Portrays Kansas City As Seen By It's Artists", Midtown KC Post, Sep 6, 2012 ("The Trolley")
Midwest City and Chandler, OK
Nevada, Joplin, Kansas City, Independence, and Raytown, MO
Raytown Artist's Association, Raytown, MO
Summit Art, Lee's Summit, MO
Greater Kansas City Artists Association