I am a retired pastor who has taken up acrylic painting as my retirement hobby. I've been painting seriously for the past 10 years or so, and find great relaxation and enjoyment in realistic painting, especially of God's creation and creatures. I also have a soft spot for old barns, and love to find barns that have character revealed in their structure which I try to capture in my paintings of them. I live in Southern Wisconsin, and am an avid outdoorsman, though health has restricted me from being the hunter I once was.
I have won seven State Awards in the Wisconsin Regional Artists Program in the past few years.
I have painted quite a few pet portraits as commissioned works, and would greatly enjoy creating one for you of your favorite pet! Cats and dogs are most common, but I've also done a few horses. Since I am not trying to make a living from my painting, I don't charge an arm and a leg. You can email me for a quote on a custom painting. If you have a good photo of your animal or the scene you want reproduced, I can reproduce it in a satisfaction-guaranteed process....if you don't like the painting, a photo of which I'll email to you as a preview, you pay nothing.
You can also find my paintings online at www.etsy.com/shop/nstarks1.