The Farmer's Artist
"I am a professional acrylic painter portraying the fields, equipment, and operations of the active agricultural community in southern New Jersey. My paintings are realistic renderings that illuminate the often overlooked beauty that exists within farming and country living. I am passionate about creating artwork that honors the hard work and sacrifices that farmers make everyday. I hope to educate and connect the larger, non-farming population with the people that choose to dedicate their life to agriculture."
Advocating For Farmers
I find so many similarities between farmers and artists. They both work long hours well before and after everyone else has called it a day. They persist through difficult times and circumstances out of their control. Both are usually misunderstood by the general public. They recognize patterns and connections of larger systems that can help them in their work. And both can create beautiful and vital sustenance for our world: food and art. Imagine life without farmers and artists... what a hungry and dull place it would be.
Supporting the Future of Agriculture
The Salem County Farmlands Calendar is an annually curated collection of my photographs. I have donated over $4,000 to the three Future Farmers of America Chapters of Salem County which has helped students to attend State and National Conventions.
This painting was created and donated to the New Jersey Farm Bureau Convention. It will be auctioned off to support the New Jersey Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee's Harvest Drive. The funds raised will help in their mission to donate to soup kitchens throughout New Jersey.