Throughout my school years I was encouraged by many fine art teachers. But the dads in my neighborhood wore suits and carried briefcases on their way to work. None of them were heading to the studio. Years later, I pursued a career as an engineer.
The term "Sunday painter" describes an earnest, unschooled painter. For years I was an "August painter": every August on our family vacation to Maine, I would unpack the watercolor set, paint in every spare moment, and pack things up until the next August. Painting absorbed me. From time to time, a fine painting would result.
Now I paint every day. My inspirations evolve, but I've always been moved by the work of Andrew Wyeth and Franz Marc.
I've studied under Robert Willis (Dorland Art) and Don Andrews, who introduced me to the California Style of Watercolor. I love the painting of Hardie Gramatky, Rex Brandt and Millard Sheets. That many of the California painters intersected with Walt Disney fascinates me.
2014-2016 Vermont Watercolor Society
Heels in the Rain
2017-2019 Utah Watercolor Society
Strength of Fields
Changing Flies, Provo River
Vermont Studio Center 2013
Dorland Art Colony 2014, 2016
Xochi Qetzal 2015
Signature Member, Vermont Watercolor Society
Signature Member, Utah Watercolor Society
2015 Arts Alive Roberto Alexander Award, Burlington, VT - At the MFA
2017 Utah Library Tour - Driving Dolly
2018 Utah Watercolor Society Juror's Award - Pleasant Street
2019 Utah Library Tour - Utah Nautical
BA Economics and German, University of Wisconsin/Madison. 1979.
MS Engineering Science, Dartmouth College, 1982.
BE Engineering Science, Dartmouth College, 2002.