Dreamer Art Studio
- Best of Missouri Hands
Board Member – Current
Juried Member – Current
- SW MO Art Craft Guild
President – Current
- Visual Artist Alliance of Springfield
Board Member – Past (2015-2017)
Member – Current
- Greater St. Louis Art Association
- Branson Regional Arts Council
- Art in the Park, Springfield, MO
About Our Art
I was born and raised in Houston, TX. I have been creative as long as I can remember, but not with painting. It was expressed through gardening, crochet, making jewelry and designing websites. In high school, I excelled in art, metal shop and wood shop; but, life pulled me in other directions and the creative side got pushed aside for a while.In January of 2010, over a glass of wine, my very dear friend, handed me a paintbrush and said “play”. The next day, I went out and bought my own supplies.
From that point, there has been this steady stream of artwork. It’s like all of the creativity over the years that was not expressed is just flowing with no end in sight.
In “real life”, I own a web design company, Pin Oak Web Designs, and have been designing websites since 1997. I have one son, Jason, and two grandsons, Jared and Jakob…both wonderful teenagers.
My Artist Statement
I paint to be creative, totally losing myself in the art as I paint, in the story it’s telling and how it connects with the viewer. I chose my focal point and let the story evolve. My musical art inspires people to play and my romantic paintings spark their desire to hug or kiss their partner. I see them look at my art and make their own stories.
Description of Material and Technique
My medium is oil paint. Some pieces are staged in my art studio and some are created in Photoshop, then hand drawn on the canvas. I use Rule of Thirds & Golden Ratio as guides. My musical art inspires people to play; my romantic paintings spark their desire to hug or kiss their partner.
About Our Business
My art studio is in my home, or maybe I should say that my home is in my art studio. :) One bedroom is 100% art studio and half of my garage is dedicated 100% for art. All of my pieces are on canvas and mounted on custom made black frames. Those frames are made in my garage by me. I measure, cut all the wood, form the frames, paint and attach to the back of the artwork. Each piece of artwork also has a bag attached on the back with information about the painting and comes with it’s own custom made carrying bag/storage bag.
I run Dreamer Art Studio as a business, as well as my passionate hobby. The way I look at it is if I spend good money on a piece of art, I want to know that artist is not just a fly by night, one time art hobbyist that is not serious about their craft. I am and plan on being for years to come.