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 because the people are real and hard working.

Once I graduated from college I was 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. These experiences influence my spirit and art every day.

Original Mixed Media Paintings

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Online Art Classes

Do you want to learn mixed media painting, or explore new skills to expand your art?

You can do it at home in your pj's, right here, with my online painting classes!

These classes are in video format, and are affordable, uplifting and informative. Each class contains tips and instruction that you can use in your own paintings. Learn new skills – from painting to collage to illustration. There's also FREE tips & tutorials.

See my online Art Classes Here

Mixed Media Painting E-Course

Do you want to dive more deeply into your creative self?

Or learn to make professional-quality mixed media paintings?

Pedal to Petal is my 12-Lesson painting e-course, that takes you through my mixed media painting process from start to finish. You'll get the tools to find inspiration in your everyday life, learn to incorporate collage with paint, and most of all, begin to express your creative self more fully.

Take your art to the next level and create professional mixed media paintings!


Step into my Studio

On painting and the joy of mixed media