I was born in a small town in Elyria, Ohio, USA I studied and became a x-ray technician I have never stopped studying, learning or painting. In the first few yea of my rsart career, I was asked to be in a gallery in Rockport, MA. Next, my first international show, Salon D’Aout, Musee Duncan, Paris France awarded me the Bronze Medal. My painting titled, “The Circus”, at the Salmagundi Club, NY, NY, was awarded the Knickerbocker Award for painting. Group invitations followed quickly, with acceptances from the Ellsworth Gallery’s, National Exhibition, Washington DC, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NY. (The list is completed on my Bio/Resume page.) The excitement continued when I was invited to New York City to meet the editor of Family Circle Magazine and the CEO of Sears department stores.
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Art Statement

What would happen if we could take the lumber, steel, metals, etc. and make beauty out of the old steel mills, out of the hurricane damaged structures and even out of the hidden places in our minds. Could we rearrange them? I have learned that without the bad days, there is no gage for the good days. We think we are so different and yet look around at the world and we are all the same. Essentially, we are all looking for something. My thought is to make each day the best we can and live in the now. Looking and being thankful for what is around us is so important. Making each of the five senses count in the moment is so vital. I use them all when I paint. I expect my viewer to respond emotionally when they look at my work.

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