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Radiance Nude
30 x 40 inches
Oil on canvas.
A lovely woman in a large space, with radiant light around her.  
I wanted this one to have a dreamlike quality to it. Many thanks to Andrew Gnezdilov, Andrew-13 a Russian photographer who graciously gave me permission to use one of his photos for inspiration for this painting. 

The View Through the Door
For years I have been a fan of the artwork of Jack Vettriano, so I decided I would do a painting influenced by his style.  UK photographer Satyruk2000 allowed me to use his wonderful photo as the inspiration for this painting. I've photographed this painting over 100 times trying to get the colors just right. It is still not perfect, but close. 


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United States
I have been painting since the early 1970s.
After a career as a reporter, the Press Secretary for a US. Congressman, newspaper editor, public relations executive and chief information officer for the City and County of Honolulu, I now paint full time.
My interest focuses on color, texture, mood and mystery.  I believe they must all be present for a piece to work. 
Born in Coldwater, Michigan, I lived in the state for over 40 years. In the early 90s, we moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, for six years. We discovered after a while, that 84 and sunny was a little boring, and wanted to go back to the, "real world."
I now live in Colorado, half way between Denver and Boulder, with the beautiful Front Range of the Colorado Rockies looming out the windows.

To see my latest paintings, go to my blog at:

Current Residence: Westminster, Colorado - Rocky Mountain High


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ESLB-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
thanks for the watch you have a wonderful site and gallery.
mark45xxx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
happy birthday.
mark45xxx Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
love your work.
Grey8Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the Watch!!
NudeTaylor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wonderful work! 
vahid-naziri Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Once I had the honor for one of my images to be painted by you. It turned out to be a gift to my father in-law which was well received and appreciated. I would love to have another one. This would be to myself.
365erotic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :iconthnxfavplz: :smooch::XD: your support is welcome. ;-) :wave: :XD:
John-Logan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch, Bill.
rasmus-art Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thx for the :+devwatch:

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gb62da Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for watching! :)
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