I am a fine arts artist specializing in commissioned oil portraits of children as well as adults and large seascapes. I also enjoy painting en plein air to help reference large works that rely, somewhat, on photographs. I paint with brushes in oils on linen and copper. My influences and training are classical and impressionistic. Whether painting from life or from photographic references, my painting techniques on oil and copper are built upon the "bones" of strong draftsmanship. My technique used in copper portraits mimic the age old techniques used in early egg tempera paintings.