I attended Ferris State University and studied commercial art before graduating from Central Michigan University with a teaching degree in history and art. I have been retired from teaching since 2004 and continue to pursue my art with classes at Kirtland Community College throughout the past several years.
Although oil is my preferred media, I continue to do charcoal and graphite renderings. My work would be considered "photo-realism." I strive to achieve the highest degree of exact detail as possible, by concentrating on the elements of shape, proportion, tone, value and hue.
There is no discussion concerning the meaning of my art or what message I’m attempting to convey. My goal is to put forth a concentrated effort to capture a "specific moment in time", and to showcase my technical skills as an artist.
I have also etched black granite cemetery memorials for the past twenty years, which allows me to incorporate my love of nature and the outdoors with the subject matter..