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About The Artist


ABOUT THE ARTIST


I was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At a very young age my moved to Aruba, where I was captivated by the tropical colors and atmosphere, and I began doing art. Back in the United States, I continued drawing and pastel painting while in school and college. After the Naval Service, I attended the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, where I have been painting tropical and nautical scenes for almost 50 years, and I am a signature member of the American Soceity of Marina Artists (ASMA).

ARTIST'S STATEMENT


I simply want to express my love of tropical, coastal, and nautical subjects by painting them and sharing my images with you.

 

ABOUT THE WORK


I employ Maxfield Parrish's method of painting using thin, transparent glazes of color to achieve special effects. Foreground objects are dran, whited out then glazed in. This technique, using water-based acrylics and painting on smooth panels allows me to achieve great depth and subtle moods in my work. Although I have been using this method for many years, I am always open to experimentation. Every painting teaches me something new and sometimes surprises me.



DEFINITION OF GICLÉE


A giclee is a high quality fine art reproduction, printed using a state-of-the-art digital process.

Island art giclees are printed on the finest canvas or paper, using top quality inks and varnishes to produce world-class fine art reproductions, professionally packed and shipped to you.