During the past 20 years of my sculpting career, I have been primarily a self-taught artist. I have been privileged to study with such renowned artists as Lewis Goldstein, Jack Johnston and Mark Dennis.
I am keenly influenced by two of my favorite artists, Alberto Vargas and Ron Muick. Alberto Vargas, of course, is well known for his realistic paintings of famous 1950’s pin-up women which he painted for Playboy. Ron Muick is an Australian artist who works in creating realistic life size sculptures made of silicone. I admire both artists for their outstanding work and their impeccable attention to detail.
I am also intrigued by significant moments in life that deserve to be captured, and I am passionate about displaying those moments through my art work. Emotion, personality and sentiment can shine through art when beautifully created by will and passion.
My appreciation for every aspect of art allows me a great depth for exploring the realms of the creative mind. This feeds my passion for my specialty and character art figures and individual portrait sculptures. The range of my pieces can vary from newborn babies to Hollywood celebrities to fantasy wizards. Often I am surprised myself from where my ideas spring. I will begin to sculpt and before I know it, there is before me a unique piece that has come to life!
Today, I reside in the lovely city of San Diego, California. My artistic concentration at this time is in the creation of one-of-a-kind dolls. I am blessed to have my work featured in national and international publications, such as Art Doll Quarterly, Pretty Toys Magazine, Doll Reader, Contemporary Doll Magazine, Doll Making and Doll Collector. I am pleased to be a member of The San Diego Sculptors Guild which is located in Spanish Village at Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
My creations continue to give me great pleasure in life; I have even preserved some treasured memories in my art. I consider it an honor and pleasure to sculpt and create for you your fantasy or preserve a significant and beautiful moment in your life.