The Monks of Norcia: Re-Building Tradition after the Earthquake

October 20, 2016

From now until November 4, 2016 I will donate 50% of net proceeds from the sale of original artwork on and my Etsy store to the Monks of Norcia Foundation to assist in re-building after the Amatrice earthquake. Re-Building Culture: Then and Now The Monks of Norcia know what it means to re-build. In the year 2000, … Read more

Moments and Memories: Three Reasons I Love Painting Commissions

September 19, 2016

When I was a child I wanted to be an architect. I understood early on how built space shapes our human experience. I channel this love of architecture into my work painting commissions for collectors who desire to bring those experiences into their home. We all have specific places (outdoors, indoors, public, private…) that hold an important … Read more

Drawing the Nude – A Celebration of the Image of God

August 8, 2016

When people find out I go to a figure drawing group on Wednesday nights, they sometimes ask, “Isn’t that weird? I mean, you’re there drawing, and the model isn’t wearing clothes??” Michelangelo is famous for celebrating the world’s creation his beautiful, statuesque nudes… and Church leaders are famous for, years later, painting loincloths over them. … Read more