I have been drawing, painting and photographing things my entire life. Always a skilled illustrator, in college I studied with Herb Jackson who introduced me to action painting and abstract imagery. That exposure was instrumental in changing my thinking about imagery from the purely literal to a more conceptual approach. It has informed my artistic vision ever since. As life moved forward I switched my artistic endeavors almost entirely to photography until several years ago when I discovered Corel Painter and began to experiment with digital painting. The images presented in the digital Painting Gallery are the product of that work. I have been working as a professional photographer for nearly twenty years and have enjoyed rediscovering painting and drawing combining the latest digital tools with analog techniques.