I was born in SW Missouri, near the Queen City of the Ozarks, and left home as a result of the Vietnam War.
I didn’t begin painting until after retirement from 35 years of mostly “left brain” activity including achieving Vice President of Industrial Engineering & Planning and Program Vice President of a major program at a Fortune 100 company.
I have surprised myself and all who know me….”Who woulda thunk”
Essentially, I am self-taught, with strong guidance from a fantastic local painter and gallery/art store owner. I have also read tons of books and watched hours of DVDs and I am continually influenced by Monet.
My work to date is very eclectic, as I paint what I like and I am still experimenting with style and subjects. I paint for myself and there are only a couple pieces that I don't like. When other people enjoy my paintings, it is lagniappe, and their honest critique is a forcing function to continue.