My favorite subject is people, primarily painting live models. No matter how many times I’ve painted a model, some other aspect shows up. And new models are a completely new experience.
Watercolor, Black Walnut ink, and Chinese ink are currently my favorite mediums. I love the spontaneity, with results in the painting which may not have been expected or predicted.
My paintings were all painted at an open studio at the Swannanoa Art League in Black Mountain, NC. The paintings of clothed models were completed when the model maintained one pose (in twenty minute increments) for three hours, although I sometimes paint several paintings during the session. The nude model poses were usually short poses – five two-minute poses, two ten-minute poses, then twenty minute poses for the remainder of the session.
Before taking up painting, I was a consulting actuary, working with hospitals and government employers who provided pension plans for their employees. I began painting in my 50’s, and love it. I did take a figure drawing class when I was younger but never pursued art. After careers in business, painting is so enticing.
artGuidemag Artist Directory is the top artist website on the internet. Listed artists include but are not limited to fine art artists, painters, sculptors, potters, and more. Art collectors can use the artist search to lookup artists based on artist genre, artist medium, as well as top local artists.
As the top artist website in the United States, artGuidemag Artist Directory contains information from leading artists such as multiple works of art, artist biographies, and artist locations. Talented artists who showcase their work in the Artist Directory are from all over the nation, making this a top American artist directory. Maine artists, NC artists, and more are exhibited in the top online art gallery.
Art buyers and art collectors can contact artists and view more of their artwork by visiting their artist websites. In this Artist Directory you can find artists in all genres such as contemporary artists, abstract artists, mixed media artists, landscape artists, and more.