I am what they call a self-taught artist, as I don't have any art degrees. I do, however, have advanced degrees in history. I received a PhD degree in British history from the University of Minnesota in 1993 and have taught history at the college level for 20 years until my early retirement.
Turning 50 was the reason for my bold decision to become a full-time artist. I have been working prodigiously hard for the last several years to get my art career established.
Versatile is my middle name! I paint portraits, animals, florals and landscapes. I paint in two very different mediums of oil and watercolor. I find beauty in so many things that I want to try to render them in paint, to see if I can make them come alive by capturing light striking them.
I paint cityscapes and landscapes that pull the viewer's heartstrings. They are evocative and otherworldly--the kind of artwork that transports you to some place else.
To paint painterly and expressively, whether in oil or in watercolor, is my goal.
University of Minnesota
Doctor of Philosophy, 1993
Bachelor of Arts, 1981