Here's the Story

I like mixed media collage

Paper and Paint

I like the way words mix with images, and often add Chinese take-out containers, chocolate wrappers and torn pages of books to my paintings that can be serendipitous to the viewer. If you look closely, you’ll find all kinds of surprises.

I grew up in industrial towns in the Midwest.

My dad built coal-fired power plants and my mom is an artist. I like the authenticity of those places (ugly and tough as they are), because the people are real and hard working.

Once I graduated from college, I was young, free, and hungry for adventure.

I headed straight out west for 15 years of voracious traveling, fire fighting, wilderness rangering and climbing. Alaska, Idaho, Montana, California, Arizona, and lots of third world countries.

Online Art Classes

Enjoy these colorful online, mixed media painting classes in video format that are affordable, uplifting and informative.

Each class contains little tidbits that you can incorporate into your own paintings. I'll be adding more every month – from painting to collage to illustration and FREE tips & tutorials. Browse Online Art Classes Here

NEW! Pedal to Petal Mixed Media E-Course is now available at any time

Pedal to Petal is a 12-Lesson online painting e-course that takes you through my mixed media painting process from start to finish. This uplifting exploration of your creativity gives you tools to find inspiration in your everyday life, teach you to incorporate collage with paint, and most of all, help you express your creative self more fully.

Take your art to the next level and create professional mixed media paintings! Watch the 1 minute preview video here:

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On painting and the joy of mixed media