Walking through provocative natural landscapes inspires my artwork. Leaf texture, rock aspect, falling water, sky illumination and the shapes distance makes qualify my visual language. There is richness, also, in wild animal forms. I find first-hand observation develops mindfulness and sharpens vision.I paint in oil, acrylic and watercolor along with drawing, scratchboard and silk screen printmaking. While working at often difficult to access nature sites I must sometimes rely on photography to augment what I see and draw. When I skip the photo step my satisfaction from serving up artwork produced directly from my sensations is enhanced.

Bartenders serve up elixirs for changing you. Beautytenders serve up something to shift your vision also.

I think of myself as a beautytender. No hangover.

Building: 104 - Studio: 1114

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