I work in several mediums including colored penmcil, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, and graphite. I have an interest in historical as well as contemporary subject matter. The min focus of my artistic interests are in portraiture, however I am by no means limited to that area of endeavor. i also work in subject matter such as animals, stillife, landscape, autos, plantlife, baseball, figures, military and other subjects as well. i have had a lifelong interest in personages of the Civil War as well as the Old West as well. i strive to capture an individual's character, distinctiveness and important details which are important in describing who they are. I also do this for other subjects as we. i believe this way of working out my artwork is because i have been influenced by some of the great artistic masters of the past such as Velazquez, Rubens, Titian, and Delacroix to name just a few. i enjoy using the various mediums because they offer a variety of potential results. When i use a variety of medium, I do so knowing that it keeps my work fresh. Art offers me an opportunity to continue to grow and develop on an ongoing basis throught he use of various subjects and artistic methods.