“Painting is something I do for the love of it, and that about sums it up'.
When I was a boy in the nineteen fifty's, my mother, who was not a professional artist, was a stay at home mom who ruled our house along with us kids. She was a great influence on my finding the art of drawing and painting. I'd watch her draw portraits and through her encouragement, I learned that I had a bit of talent myself. I was never able to afford a formal art education and was forced to study paint and drawing on my own. My mentors at that time were, John Singer Sergent and John Singleton Copley. Copley was born in Boston, Massachusetts July 3, 1738. Most famous for Portraiture he was self-taught and that inspired me to try to become as close to good as I could manage.
My preferences are portrait painting and landscapes but I have always enjoyed working with many other subjects and mediums. Oil paint is my preferred medium, though I also enjoy working with watercolor, charcoal, graphite, pen and ink and pastels. I hope you enjoy some of the works I have posted here on Art Pal. Most of what you see that reads, Not for sale is because I am still working on it.
Commissions are always welcome.