I try to select themes that have some personal meaning, it’s not as important what you are painting, it is why you are painting it.
Most of my paintings are done oil on canvas, in my studio from reference photographs and/or drawings. I feel privileged to be able to have the opportunity and fortunate to have the skills to pursue this avocation.
After studying art in high school I moved to Emmet County Michigan to become a full time artist, however life interfered. In 1974 I started and owned a sign company in Emmet County retiring in 2014 at which time I began painting full time.
Current Member of:
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Jordan River Arts Council
Charlevoix Circle of Arts
Oil Painters of America (associate member)
Portrait Society of America
National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society
2015 Honorable Mention 34th Annual Crooked Tree Arts Center Juried Fine Arts Exhibition. Petoskey, Michigan
2015 Honorable Mention Charlevoix Circle of Arts “Up North State of Mine Exhibition”. Charlevoix, Michigan.
2015 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Michigan.
2015 Charlevoix Circle of Arts Plein Air Exhibit, Charlevoix, Michigan.
2016 35th Annual Crooked Tree Arts Center Juried Fine Arts Exhibition. Petoskey, Michigan
2016 “Images of Up North”, Three person show. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Michigan.
2016 National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America Exhibit” Addison Gallery, Orleans Massachusetts.
2016 American Art Collector, Artist Focus
2017 Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional Exhibition, St. Simmons Island, Georgia.
2017 National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Small Works Exhibition. Parkville, Missouri.
2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey Michigan.
2017 “4 Different Perspectives”, Four person show. Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids, Michigan.
2018 Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Traverse City, Michigan
2018 “Portraits in Michigan”, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix, Michigan
2018 Oil Painters of America Spring 2018 Online Showcase, Honorable Mention
2018 "57th Greater Michigan Art Exhibition", Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland Michigan