After a long career as an operation’s and environmental, health, and safety manager I retired in 2018 and immediately began to re-immerse myself in painting which is what I studied in college and have always enjoyed when time allowed.
I paint from my environment and experiences. For selecting imagery I use photographs and videos and increasingly paint from life. Each painting allows me to enjoy the process of recreating the scene and re-living the experience of the original moment in a particular space. I often duplicate a scene because I strive to create a different feeling using the same image, and because I love to paint.
Thank you so much for spending time with my artwork.
My 30ft Cape Dory Ketch Valhalla serves as my favorite vantage point in the warmer months.
As a child I watched my grandmother paint in her sunroom studio in Akron, Ohio and today I use her original easel and paint box which still has a number of her paints and brushes. Some of my earliest memories are my experiences near or on the waters of Lake Erie; I was sailing by age 8.
I was fortunate to have wonderful nurturing art teachers. During my last two years in High School I was able to arrange my schedule so that my last three hours each day were in the art room. I was also permitted to leave school property and develop my skills drawing and painting local scenes.
My Grandmother 1959. Note the easel, paint box still in use by me today.
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