I feel blessed to have inherited the "art gene" from my fathers side of the family. An uncle, cousin and my son were accomplished artists.
To capture the fleeting beauty of a fragile flower, the perfect moment of an awesome sunset of the essence of a person in a portrait is rewarding and frustrating at the same time.
Artists are seldom bored. Their eyes and hearts are wide open to the wonders of the world and I feel at home walking among them.
Illiana Artists Association
Chesterton Art Center
Hobart Arts League
Prairie Writers Guild
Art Instructors & Workshops
Lady Marg. Keplinger
2 paintings published in the 2010 edition "From the Edge of the Prairie"
Awards and Exhibits
Heartland Gallery, Plymouth, IN - Purchase Award
"Art in the Park" Griffith, IN - over 3 years -
Tri Kappa award - Best Oil Artist Present
Hammond Public Library - ( 1 ) Best of Show
( 2 ) 1st Place
( 1 ) 2nd Place
( 3 ) Honorable Mentions
Lake County, Indiana Fair - more then 35 ribbons, including Best of Show and Sweepstakes Rosette
Hobart Arts League - outdoor shows -
2001 2nd Place
2002 1st Place
2003 1st Place
Hobart Arts League - 2010 Best of Show