Art inspired by the Renaissance, Celtic knots, fantasy art, and storybooks. I create traditional paintings, digital art and photograph knights, fair maidens, fairies, bagpipers, flowers and a few meadows too.
This is a somewhat spooky and crazed looking self portrait holding a guitar (with digital enhancements).
This piece was influenced by Ann Marie Tornabene, a well established photographer in the Julia Cameron tradition, from France, who is motivated by self exploration in various settings and moods, and self portraiture, and who encouraged me to give self portraits a whirl (as an avenue for self discovery and acceptance). This is my first one. We are both influenced by Renaissance and fantasy art.
I was a professional musician and singer for many years, playing in various bands and duos throughout the United States. I play a classical guitar (like the one pictured) and a steel string, as well as various other instruments.