I am a St. Louis born artist whose interest in art began with childhood drawings. Self-taught for the most part, I have also studied with several nationally known artists in the United States in addition to some college class work in St. Louis.
Usually I paint in water media on paper and frequently include collage material to complete the images – consisting principally of my own pre-painted and handmade papers. Most of my recent work is semi-abstract – based on landscape forms and beautiful small bits of nature – or occasionally on a philosophical statement. For me, each painting contains a mystery about time or events.
My paintings are often included in national juried competitive exhibits and several paintings have been included in books on collage, on watercolor, or other art subjects as well as a local high school textbook. You can also find my work in several corporate collections, in the permanent collections of art museums in Iowa, Arkansas, California, and Europe.