Artist Statement

I’ve always been intrigued by the luminosity and transparencies found in watercolor and acrylic mediums. I believe an artist must experience the painting – to absorb the surroundings, the atmosphere, to have a oneness with the subject matter before the first brush stroke is applied.
My style is described as “Abstract Realism” and my strength is found in the composition. I’m drawn to diverse subject matter that challenges the viewer to see abstraction in the ordinary – to meld the “real” world with the “abstract”.

Artist Exhibitions

"Best of America"
National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS)
Sept-3rd - Oct-3rd Addison Gallery
Cape Cod, MA

Butler Institution of American Art
78th Mid Year Exhibition
July 27th - Sept 7th, 2014
Youngstown, Ohio

"The Artist's Magazine"
2013 Finalist
Landscape/Interior category
"Self Cleaning Steps"

94th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition
Feb 1st - April 14th
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, Ohio

Monroe County Community College
Solo Exhibition & Lecture
March 16th - April 8th 2011

NWS all memeber show 2010
May 2nd-29th
San Pedro, CA

Toledo Area Artists
90th exhibition
October 24th 2008 to Jan 4th 2009
Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, Ohio

20 North Gallery
Toledo, Ohio
Gallery Artists Group Show
Sept. 2-Oct 2 2005

20 North Gallery
Toledo, Ohio
Tenth Year Anniversary Show
Sept.26 - Oct.30 2003

National Watercolor Society
83rd Annual Exhibition
October 11th, - December 14th 2003

"The Artist Magazine"
December 2002

20 North Gallery Toledo, Ohio
�Realism Today� National Exhibition 2001

Monroe County Community College
Solo Exhibition & Lecture 1989

Michigan Watercolorist Amateur Art Competition
1st place winner 1983
Harris Gallery Flint, Michigan
Solo Exhibition

Artist Publications

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair 2009
Ann Arbor Artist's Guild
2nd Place Overall State Street Show

Crosby Gardens Festival of the Arts
June 26-27 2006 Toledo, Ohio
3rd place award in painting

National Watercolor Society
Awarded Signature Membership Status
August, 2003

National Watercolor Society
Jury of Selection
Accetpted painting "Starry Starry Pond"
for the 83rd Annual Exhibition Show in
Brea Civic & Cultural Center, Brea, CA

"The Artist's Magazine"
December 2002
2002 Art Competition
Honorable mention "Experimental category"
Finalist "Landscape category"

"The Artist's Magazine"
October 2004
Feature story
"Staying in the flow"...

Artist Collections

Numerous private, corporate, museum, gallery and government collections detailed information coming soon.

Artist Favorites

Personal Favorites

Personal info and favorite links and sites coming soon.