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Realism. Pastel painting. Sketching. I work in mostly large format art.
I’m a self taught artist and have been working in pastel and graphic pencil since I was a kid. The initial source of my ‘guide vocal’ was horses, which I can now draw from memory.
I haven’t reached the heights I hoped I would by now but have had commissions from RCA Studio B, Nashville, who I send projects to pretty regularly. Mostly portraits of singers/musicians who have worked there.
My main influences are Edward Hopper, Augusta Savage, Noir, and Van Gogh. Realism art is my biggest interest. I also find inspiration from music and the nature around me. I relate with Hopper’s portrayals of loneliness in the city, which I try to put across in my own work.
Marilyn Monroe, Patricia Highsmith’s novels, the human body, animals, also spark ideas in my mind.
I would now love to start an online art gallery of artwork of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, or anything connected with the world of music. This is a project I am looking into now that I am older and not able to do so much work due to ill health. But, art is still my passion.
I want to remain in the beautiful, fascinating world of art forever.
Self taught artist.
Online art galleries and exhibitions of other artist’s work.
To exhibit some of my large collection of art.