Oil Portrait Artist Statement
I started drawing when I was a small child. I started out drawing
horses and progressed to painting people. I won awards not only in
high school but in college. Painting portraits is my passion.
Eventually I got married and raised three beautiful
children. Once my children were older, my interest turned to art
again. I studied all the masters especially Wiiliam-Adolphe
Bouguereau (my favorite classical artist), Ingress, Sargent and Van
Dyke. I admit my painting at first left something to be desired
but after much practice, I painted my first painting in black and white
oil of Marilyn Monroe. From that
moment on I've been painting for the last 20 years. It's always
thrilling to experience the moment a painting takes on a life of its
own. At first there is just an idea, sketch, a little more detail, layers
after layers of paint and finally a with a single stroke a beautiful
lifelike portrait. One element of my paintingss is the human face.
- I strive for a certain glow before it is completely finished.
feel I've been blessed with a special gift as I am self taught.. I have had no formal training and to this day I am
amazed at my ability to paint.
A photo captures a moment, a painting captures a lifetime.
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