MY CAREER AND MY PASSION
Note: I primarily serve the greater Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer Counties in California
I started my art career in my childhood, when as an elementary school student I started helping my elementary school teachers decorate their classrooms with wall art for open houses, back to school nights and other such special events. While in high school I took every art class that I could squeeze into my college prep schedule and won numerous art awards in the local community of Concord and Walnut Creek in the youth category.
Before and during college I had my artwork featured in two different local galleries in Contra Costa County (in Lafayette and Orinda). I graduated from California State University, Hayward, with a BA degree in Art with an emphasis in painting and spent an additional year of school attaining my teaching credential. After which, I went on to become an art instructor at Dublin High School, in Dublin CA.
As an adult, as I aged and matured in my walk with the Lord, I realized that my art talent wasn't really my own, but was a gift from God. It is something that I am very thankful for and want to use to for the enjoyment of others and to enrich lives. I hope this website, and the artworks I have created and displayed, inspire and please all of you who view them.
In closing, I am married, and my wife Patricia and I have five grandchildren, all of whom love to draw and take on creative art projects. We are truly blessed...
For those of you who would like to view my artwork in person, you can regularly see a number of my paintings and prints displayed at the Cameron Park Cafe & Deli, on Cameron Park Drive across from the Cameron Park airport.
I have also displayed my paintings at the California Automobile Museum at 2200 Front Street in downtown Sacramento 95818 (see wall display below). As you can see from the photos, I love old cars and was excited to be able to display and sell my artworks at this wonderful car museum. I am also happy to invite serious art lovers to visit my studio to preview any of the finished artworks I have for sale. As a car vintage car lover - having owned a 1927 Ford Tudor Sedan, a 1957 Ford Thunderbird, and being the current owner of a 'classic to be' 2005 Ford Thunderbird - I have over the past year been devoting most of my time to painting vintage cars with a storied history. I hope you enjoy viewing them.
In addition, some of you may have had the opportunity to view my paintings when they were displayed at the Dos Gatos Gallery in Benicia, CA. I was honored as the Featured Artist at their Spring Exhibition in April of 2014 (see announcement below). Benicia is a wonderful small city, and many art lovers life and work their.
***All profits from the artworks I sell go to the El Dorado County Food Bank***