I started by experimenting with combinations of pencil/charcoal/crayons/watercolors/spray paints/ and color pencils. I settled on watercolors using both wet on wet washes and dryer opaque painting. I stayed with watercolors for a few years, then started painting with oils.
My first oil paintings were mostly medium size paintings in a realistic style. Then I painted large canvases about 5' by 6' in size. All my oil paintings were done on belgium linen with some or all palette knife work. These were stylized graphic works done with "patches" of colors, usually in heavy "impasto" paint. All oil paintings are framed alike.
I started using a SLR digital camera about 2008 and been shooting ever since. I like to try and capture light in my photography. Sunlight, reflections, man made light, light through transparent material. Flashlights and mirrors help. I've also been doing digital painting now using photo's I've taken, some times from the TV.
I have shown and sold watercolors, oil paintings and Digital Art in the following galleries:
Gallery of Fine Arts, Bend, Oregon
Blue Sky Art Gallery, Bend, Oregon
Eagles Nest Art Gallery, Bend Oregon
Western Art Auction in Sunriver, Oregon
Lasting Impressions Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
Semion's Fine Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
From my studio in Orange County, California
Deschutes County Fair, First Place Ribbons
Orange County Fair, First Place Ribbons
Infussion (Also) Gallery, Troutdale, Oregon
Art On Broadway, Beaverton, Oregon
Associate Degree in Graphic Arts with cash scholarships
Raindance Gallery, Downtown Portland, Oregon
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Beaverton Arts Festival Artist Booth
Note: all oil paintings are originals and all Digital Art Paintings are originals with no prints to be made.