ABOUT

The studio gallery is undergoing extensive remodeling and will re-open in the late spring of 2018.

 Studio and Gallery : open by appointment only. Located  27 miles from Grayton Beach Florida and the Scenic Hwy 30A beach area or 5 miles South of I-10 traveling South on Hwy 331 from Defuniak Springs Florida. Locate my gallery using Map Quest or Google Maps. Come visit, open Monday through Saturday with flexible hours, call, text or email to set a time. 

On-Line Shop-opening soon.  The Small Art Company. Our specialty is small sized ready to hang uniquely framed artworks and a collection of fine art giclee prints.

 

 About me: I am a full time professional artist living in the beautiful Florida Panhandle. I live close enough to the beach and emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico to enjoy it regularly but far enough away in the country to enjoy a little space and rolling fields of green. I live with 6 big rescue dogs and a very verbal green parrot. When I’m not painting or doing gallery business I enjoy a walks on the beach, a little gardening, reading about health and wellness, riding my bike or walking the dogs.

About my art : How do I describe thoughts or emotions or things and events without using words?  how do I use the process of mark making as minimally as possible but still make an impact visually. As I’ve matured as a painter I seem to spend a lot of time thinking about how to pare down an idea to its most minimal form yet still have something interesting to say. My painting process is simply a dialog of my emotions and my mediums.  Building up layers of translucent and or opaque washes while using dynamic gestural strokes to create focal points. Working in short bursts of activity without a specific image in mind in the early stages I let the  painting kind of evolve into its own. As the painting eventually reveals itself I will more consciously direct it to a finish point. I try hard not to work it or finish it to death though, I want the work to have a little mystery to it. I hope there is something left out, just enough undone-unsaid so the view can engage in the finish in a personally meaningful way.