Welcome. My name is Skip. I'm not a professional artist, but I've always enjoyed painting and drawing and created this site to share some of the things I've been doing over the years. I started painting in 1983 when I needed Christmas gifts for my sisters and decided to paint portraits of their dogs. Painting portraits became an unexpected pleasure over the years and even though I have worked on commission, most of my portraits have been gifts for my family and friends. The other paintings and drawings mostly came about as an effort to capture a particular scene and prints of some of these paintings are available at FineArtAmerica, or you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of my favorite watercolors, "The Neighbor's House," and a few samples of other paintings and drawings: