I have been painting for as long as I can remember and all through my life I have been very fortunate to have known and worked with some great artists and painters who have encouraged, influenced, and inspired me to continue doing what I love. An instructor told me that one of the best ways to learn to paint was to study and try to copy the works of the great masters. I studied paintings of Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso as well as other great masters. I evolved as a painter and began receiving commissions. My body of work has been so diverse that I don't think I can put it all in one category. I have painted portraits, still life, landscapes, decorative furniture, floor canvases, and even dreams.
As an artist, naturally I love to paint and although I have painted 100's of commissions, the most rewarding is pet portraiture. Although I've been painting for several years, I never knew how rewarding it would be to paint portraits of such beloved creatures. Pet portraits are my passion!
My commissions and accomplishments include:
*Over 100 individual commissions.
*Painted 100's of hand embellished giclee's for the Princess and British American Cruise Lines.
*I was a featured artist for New Orleans Artists Against AIDS.
*Selected by the Madisonville Louisiana Chamber of Commerce to design their official t-shirt for historical events.
*Chosen to design the official necktie for the President and executives of the New Orleans Sugar Bowl.
*Commissioned by the Director of the Guggenheim/Hermitage Las Vegas .
*Worked with author Armen Alexanian to paint the cover of his book, "Your Unique Career Path".
* Winner of Award for Excellence Conception Art Show 2016.