BIO Painting portraits is my passion. I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember and creating art has been at the core of my existence. It’s always thrilling to experience the moment a picture takes on a life of its own. I feel I’ve been blessed with a special gift and it’s incredibly satisfying to know that I can use my talent to bring joy into the lives of others. Conveying the essence of my subject is important.
Many of the greatest masterpieces of Western Art have been commissioned portrait paintings. My inspiration is drawn from the art of the great painters, such as Abbott Thayer, William Adolphe Bouguereau, John Singer Sargent, Robert McCurdy, Nelson Shanks, Robert Liberace, Simmie Knox, Barkley L. Hendricks and Kehinde Wiley. My challenge, as an artist, is to live up to the standard of excellence they’ve established. Statement "A Parent's Prayer is dedicated to children everywhere who are in need of prayer."