I've been painting for 20+ years, although I have been an award winning artist since childhood. I attended the Kansas City Art Institute as an undergraduate in addition to their adult continuing education program.
What sets me apart is I have an extensive applied background in both fine art and residential construction painting. I am able to perform all repair and preparation in addition to conceptualizing and executing the final finish, whether it be decorative or restorative in nature.
The relationship between colors is a primary interest of mine. Color influences perception of mood, temperature, cleanliness, dimension, style and myriad other aspects of a space.
I enjoy the synergy resulting from co-creating, be it with a designer or homeowner with a vision. This helps pinpoint which colors and /or artistic application would best suit both personal aesthetics and budget.
In addition, I'm able to restore the decorative paint work of other artists, which can be helpful in the case of damage to a beloved finish.
My artwork leans towards the contemporary and can be viewed in my digital gallery. However, I do love commission work!
Although the vast majority of my work is in private homes, my work can be seen on the exterior of Papa John's Pizza in Westport, the lobby of Sunrise Chiropractic Clinic in Blue Springs, MO, Hagoyah Salon in Waldo and Hot Spot Vapes in Overland Park, KS. I have also collaborated on many public projects with Elvin Interiors, such as the Peachtree Restaurants (18th and Vine and Power & Light district) and several award winning Arch Design Parade of Homes entries including the Spring of 2008 Grand Champion.
Art exhibits -- Solo 2018 - One More Cup Coffeehouse 2012 - Gamber Center 2012 - Waldo Pizza and Gallery 2011 - R3VOLUTION church 2011 - "Just Because" Mission Theater 2010 - One More Cup coffeehouse 2009 - Cedar Roe Library 2008 - Orange Fly Design located in the Arts Incubator. 2008 - Bella Restaurant and Gallery
Art exhibits / auctions -- Group 2011 - Art Corridor, Gould Evans 2011 - Straw, Sticks and Bricks 2011 - Hawthorne Plaza Art Fair 2011 - Kansas Sampler Festival 2010 - Tribeology Salon 2010 - Straw, Sticks and Bricks 2010 - First Friday - Glaspur Gallery 2010 - SHUTTER presented by FARCU 2010 - KC Quaint presented by FARCU 2010 - Straw, Sticks & Bricks 2010 - RAW presented by FARCU 2009 - Humane Society of Greater Kansas City 12th Annual Art Unleashed 2009 - Artists Coalition's 26th Annual Benefit Art Auction 2009 - KCAI Crossroads Gallery 2008 - State of the Arts exhibit in the Prairie Village Municipal Offices' R.G. Endres Gallery. 2008 - Orange Fly Design located in the Arts Incubator. 2008 - Humane Society of Greater Kansas City 11th Annual Art Unleashed. 2007 - Humane Society of Greater Kansas City 10th Annual Art Unleashed. 2007 - KCAI Crossroads Gallery 2006 - Humane Society of Greater Kansas City 9th Annual Art Unleashed.