I grew up loving and excelling at art, and received my Bachelor or Fine Arts Degree with honors at Kansas State University. After graduation, I continued to study the artistic expression of other artists, traveled nationally and internationally, experimented with various techniques of color display, method and style and eventually found an opportunity to instruct others in how they might be able to express their own gifts through the artistry of canvas and paint.
Since graduation, it has often been requested of me to hold personal private showings in a number of venues. My work has been displayed often in New York City, most notably at the John McEnroe Gallery. Three of my paintings were hung in the World Trade Center and three other paintings appeared in the window of the AT&T building on Broadway Street in New York City. My work has been shown throughout my adult life at well-known galleries in Taos, New Mexico and for five years had been on display at the Blumenshine Museum Gift Shop in that same city. The Wichita Art Museum’ s Gift Shop was home to many of my paintings until that facility no longer remained open to living artists.
My artwork has been in print in each state of the United States of America for at least eighteen years. Green Frog Art, through The Artist Magazine, recognized and distributed Lithographs of four of my paintings throughout the United States during the mid 1990’s. Today, I am a nationally known artist of a variety of different subject matter and have competed in five different international shows over the years. Some of those competitions have included monthly, large displays along with one-person show in well-known galleries in the United States. Through local, regional, national. and international competitions. Throughout my career, I have been the recipient of numerous awards. I briefly highlight some of these awards as follows: Best Watercolor Monetary Award, Taos, New Mexico. Kansas Watercolor Society Award, Wichita, Kansas. First Place Display Award Brookwood Shopping Center, Topeka, Kansas . Five Monetary Awards, International Show, Minneapolis, Minnesota I am also affiliated with the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Topeka Art Guild The Artist Associated Signature member of Kansas Watercolor Society.