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Commission Hawaii and other oil paintings. Book Illustration available, work-in-progress and For Sale. How-to on modifying older stretcher bars. Add Comment


Born in the middle of Kansas, USA, it wasn't until I moved to Maui, Hawaii that I started painting professionally. Prior to then, I had sketched and drawn a lot and would even do a painting or two, to give as gifts. The land and especially the Ocean was what inspired me to take my art seriously. I originally had gone there to work as a bookkeeper for a shopping center, but the indoor life just wasn't for me. It didn't take but a few months to realize that. I was able to display my work early on, in galleries and was a member of the Lahaina Arts Society. On weekends I would display and sell my work under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina, along with other artists.In 1991 I returned to Kansas for personal reasons, and it was harder there, to get back the painting desire I had in Hawaii. In the beginning, I did try working parttime and painting the rest, but that didn't work well, so finally things evolved to the point that I was painting fulltime again. I've even started doing book illustrations for an author. The scenes are still paintings on canvas, but I just convert them into digital files for printing. I do commission paintings and try to get some paintings for sale on my website as time allows. My Paintings are Oil on Stretched Canvas, measuring 3 inch by 3 inch, to a removeable, 3 panel Mural that was 144 inch by 90 inch. Personally, I like the larger paintings, I still might use a 00 brush in areas like on the Mural, but there is just something about them seems easier than the small ones. I have had to use a pair of jewelers glasses to see certains parts in the small paintings.


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