I like to paint landscapes, seascapes, animals or flowers, whatever strikes me, to pass on to others with the hope they see the same beauty as I do.
I'm very relaxed when I paint, it puts me in another world and lets me escape from everyday life. I hope others may see the beauty I see in simple, every day scenes, such as a lone row boat on a tidal flat, part of a birch tree backed by the colors of autumn, or horses running in freedom. Each painting strikes me in a certain way and when I see it through my camera's eye or in my mind, I know I have to paint it to freeze the moment.
Ball State University( first classes in art)
Rhode Island School of Design-AFA
15 yrs. weekly classes with Wes Berrier, Hobart, IN
Weekly classes with Northern Indiana Arts Association in different media
Lessons or Workshops
Hobart Art League, Hobart, IN (Treasurer)
Chesterton Arts League
Covered Bridge Art Association
July 2011 - Best of Show & 1st Place, Covered Bridge Art Assoc., Rockville, IN
Aug 2011 - Lake Co Fair Art Show - two 1st Place, a 2nd Place, and a 3rd Place