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I have been a professional artist since 1973, with my paintings included in the collections of government, corporate, and religious organizations, and of private individuals on three continents. Here you can browse my paintings online and even purchase original art and prints through PayPal.
During these early years in my art career, following my graduation from Brigham Young University, I spent most of my art time painting landscapes and still-lifes in both oil and watercolor and searching for ways to market my work.
In 1977 I moved to Utah and began taking art commissions that came from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They commissioned me to paint portraits of general authorities, illustrations of aspects of church service,
A very decisive event happened for my art career in 2001. The attack on the twin towers in New York, and the subsequent panic and upheaval that ensued following that, changed my art career. Since art is considered by many to be a “luxury” item, sales of my work plummeted following that harrowing event.
Suddenly, in 2016, I saw a photo on the news of a bloodied Syrian child sitting on an ambulance seat, dazed and forlorn. I felt that I had to “do” something, but the only thing I could think to do was make a painting that depicted angels coming to comfort this child. This began my resurgence of art activity.