Artists Statement



I try to select themes that have some personal meaning, it’s not as important what you are painting, it is why you are painting it.



Most of my paintings are done oil on canvas, in my studio from reference photographs and/or drawings.



I feel privileged to be able to have the opportunity and fortunate to have the skills to pursue this avocation.



Biography



After studying art in high school I moved to Emmet County Michigan to become a full time artist, however life interfered.



In 1974 I started and owned a sign company in Emmet County retiring in 2014 at which time I began painting full time.



 



Current Member of;



Crooked Tree Arts Center



Jordan River Arts Council



Charlevoix Circle of Arts



Oil Painters of America (associate member)



Portrait Society of America



National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society



Exhibitions



2015 Honorable Mention 34th Annual Crooked Tree Arts Center Juried Fine Arts Exhibition.  Petoskey, Michigan



2015 Honorable Mention Charlevoix Circle of Arts “Up North State of Mine Exhibition”. Charlevoix, Michigan.



2015 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Michigan.



2015 Charlevoix Circle of Arts Plein Air Exhibit, Charlevoix, Michigan.



2016 35th Annual Crooked Tree Arts Center Juried Fine Arts Exhibition.  Petoskey, Michigan



2016 “Images of Up North”, Three person show. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, Michigan.



2016 National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society “Best of America Exhibit” Addison Gallery, Orleans Massachusetts.



2016 American Art Collector, Artist Focus



2017 Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional Exhibition, St. Simmons Island, Georgia.



2017 National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, Small Works Exhibition. Parkville, Missouri.



2017 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition at the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey Michigan.



2017 “4 Different Perspectives”, Four person show. Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids, Michigan.



Representation



Charlevoix Circle of Arts Sales Gallery, Charlevoix, Michigan



Crooked Tree Sales Gallery, Petoskey, Michigan



Northgoods, Petoskey, Michigan



Three pines Studio, Cross Village, Michigan