Artist Statement

To create my pop art paintings, I work free hand with small brushes and visually break down my subject using large plains of bold color as an independent structural element. Sometimes the shapes are organic and other times more geometric. The subject dictates the flow of the painting. As my medium, I typically use acrylics on canvas, acrylic mediums and sometimes gold leaf or silver leaf is worked into an elaborate foreground or background design.

As far as my choice of canines as my most common subject, I admire dogs in part because they display what we consider to be some of the finest human traits; empathy, loyalty and resilience. I also paint various felines, horses and a bird here and there…There is probably not an animal that I do not like and always find that above all else they remind me to live in the moment and never forget how to play...A certain joie de vie is often the theme in my large paintings.

In addition to a very large mural in Decatur, Georgia, my work can be found in private collections across the US (like Madeline Albright’s) as well as these galleries and boutiques; Art Cats Gallery in Muskegon, Michigan, 2 Friends Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska, Art Thou Meow, Westhampton Beach, New York, Bone-A-Fide Pet Boutique, Black Mountain, North Carolina, RPets Ltd, Piqua, Ohio, Maggie’s Bottle and Tail, Orange Beach, Alabama and Wild Oats and Billy Goats in Decatur, Georgia.