I am a native Hoosier and have spent most of my adult life in Bloomington.
My Brown County bonafides go back to summer camp at Waycross out on Bear Creek Road.
I am a self taught artist. My seventh grade art teacher told me I had no talent and that I should give it up. I followed his advice until at the age of 35 I received Betty Edward's book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" as a Christmas present.
I have done a lot of drawing since then.
I taught charcoal life and portrait drawing at the John Waldron Art Center in Bloomington for several years.
Nowadays I work mainly with watercolors. I love the randomness and chaos of the medium. The "happy accidents."
I am in constant pursuit of inspiration and my subject matter is whatever comes next. I am currently trying to catch the interaction between people in my paintings although I also do interiors and buildings and plantpeople fantasies if the spirit strikes.
I am pleased and honored to have a few of my paintings hanging in the Hoosier Artist Gallery.