Welcome friends, family and fellow art lovers,
Art has always been a love of mine. I’ve enjoyed many artistic endeavors, but it wasn’t until the last decade that I discovered I could combine my love of photography and pastel painting.
My early training included attending the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale in the commercial art program. The photography training there benefited me in my work as a custom printer in several large commercial photo labs. Working with color and composition gave me a unique perspective for seeing an interesting painting in an excellent photo, and I continue to use my photos as guides for my paintings.
I have enjoyed creating paintings from Africa, Thailand, Denmark, Japan and North Woods of Wisconsin. My quest for the perfect photo is as rewarding as the painting itself.
This website was created to showcase my art and tell the stories behind the paintings. Feel free to browse and contact me with any questions. I would love to hear your thoughts by leaving a message in the “comment box” section. Please check in from time to time to see newly added artwork.
Special thanks to Gary Wick for being a great teacher, mentor, and for helping me to discover the answers to my own questions.
Enjoy the arts!