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My Artistic Journey

This site was created sometime in December of 2001 as a place where I could share my artwork. I have been drawing or doing some sort of artwork off and on since as far back as I can remember. I like to call myself an 'Artist of no fixed medium'. The artwork I create reflects this and while I primarily work in watercolors my creations can include just about anything. Though, unless it is purely a craft that I don’t expect to last, I do keep the archival quality of my finished work in mind.

I have dabbled here and there with crafts and art all my life, but hadn’t taken up artwork as a serious hobbie until the late 1990’s. At that time I started drawing again. It’s amazing how much I forgot from the high school art class I took and how much came back with time. At first I was sort of floundering around searching for a style I felt comfortable with. My inner muse had all these ideas, but not an effective way to get them out of my head. 

A lot of my earlier works consisted of drawings in the Anime style. I mostly used colored pencils and crayolas and pretty much had no clue what I was doing, but was enjoying creating my art. I continued to learn and grow through trial and error, and various on-line tutorials. 

Inspired by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law’s beautiful work with water colors, back in the early to mid 2000’s I decided to start to paint again. This was a game changer for me. More online tutorials and a couple of shows on PBS helped me along my path. In 2005 I went back to school and took a few classes (Basic Design, Drawing 1, and Photography 1). They really didn’t offer much in the watercolor medium at my local community college, so I decided once more to learn on my own. Unfortunately during the early 2010’s my free time for art became extremely limited and I pretty much took an artistic break. During this time I read several art books and did a few pieces here and there when I could.

The Artist at work.

As time passed my style became a bit more realistic, though not exactly any particular style that I know of. The subject matter of my artwork varies vastly and mostly depends on what mood I'm in or whatever is interesting to me at that moment. More recently I’ve become more comfortable with what I do but I am always striving for something better so it continuously changes with time.

Now I’ve decided that I’m going to make it a point to do more art. This is the creative path that excites my mind, brings peace to my soul, and makes me look forward to the future. So I invite you to join me on my artistic journey as I continue to learn and grow as an artist.