I am a retired engineer and facilities manager. Drawing and painting was a big part of my life from the time I was a small child. In my twenties and thirties, I painted and entered several art fairs and exhibitions. Becoming too busy with family and other activities, painting was not a priority of mine for many years. I retired in 2008, and in 2010, I began to paint again in earnest. I was an active docent for 27 years at the Speed Art Museum, the largest art museum in Kentucky, and became an emeritus docent at the museum in 2017. I worked there eight years leaving the museum in 1992. My wife and I collect art and have over one hundred artists in our collection.
I have taken several lessons with other artist including Claudia Hammer. It was from her that I got the idea to do a “Painting-A-Day.” Often there are too many demands on my time to paint every day, but it only takes me 4 to 6 hours to create most paintings. Painting fast like that enables one to learn fast.
Sometimes I run out of ideas for subjects to paint. A photographer friend from Atlanta travels in his RV and is on a mission to photograph every National Park and National Monument in the U.S. He posts his photos on a website and has given me permission to paint any of them. This gives me a mother load of subjects to paint, most all of them being landscapes, which I really enjoy painting.
My work is represented by Gallery Hertz, a popular art gallery in Louisville, and Studio "C" in Bradenton, Florida.