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Artist, Painter, Teacher
Todd is an art teacher, learner, creator and aficianado. Born and raised in St. Paul, Todd now calls Wyoming, MN his home. He draws his inspiration from the various people and places.
I often paint people and landscapes. I'm interested in people, especially faces and how light captures a place or dictates a person's facets of flesh. Painting and/or making art has always been a basic need since childhood. I want to record the emotions of people and places that I know well. Most, if not all, of my work is based off that desire. I have a strong relationship with these subjects, and each painting has its own journey that I must be aware of. Knowing when to stop working on a piece is by far the hardest mental wrestling match around. Listening to my gut feelings and trusting my instincts have taken decades to learn and appreciate. I treat my art as I do an important relationship--I don't cheat on it, I'm honest to it, and I love it passionately.
Todd’s art has been the centerpiece of gallery shows nationally; his commissions hang in businesses and homes throughout the Midwest. He is a sought-after art judge and critic, and he has sold his work in auctions for a variety of charities. Locally, his art has been featured in the press and community events. Todd has been an art instructor for over 20 years, currently teaching in the same classroom his dad (also a professional artist) taught him how to paint in.