I am a professional self-taught artist with over 40 years experience in painting. I have been conducting freelance artwork as my sole career since 1998. I have many levels of painting, from general outline/cartoon-like/graphic images to complete realistic/trompe l'oeil/almost photographic material. My art career has consisted mostly of Murals, People and Animal Portraits, Painted Furniture, Faux Finishes, and Canvas Paintings. To date, I have over 100 original scenic paintings in other people's private collections, not including the numerous portraits and murals. I have additional background in Print Advertising and Interior Design.