I grew up barefoot and sunburned in Zimbabwe. I haven't changed much...
My father was a veterinarian so I learned at a young age to love and appreciate animals. I think we humans often underestimate animals. Most of my artwork portrays the richness of animal personalities; their bonds to each other, their sense of humor, their elegance and style. I like to work in series - I am currently painting cows.
I learned to draw and paint with the help of three truly great teachers: L.V. Davis, Jacques Devaud, and Frank Covino. Through these generous artists, I learned the craft of the old masters and I also learned how to inspire and encourage other artists. After 10 years of intense study I felt ready to open my own atelier - the Classical Art Academy, where I have been teaching drawing and painting since 2002.
In my years teaching, I have developed a unique color mixing system for oil painters, which I have made available to the public. If you want to have a look, visit Color Mixing for Oil Painters.
I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org