My lovely art studio in Commerce, Michigan which looks out onto Fox Lake, is an inspiration to me and is where I spend most of my time.  I love my life as an artist and paint almost daily here.

After perfecting watercolor, the switch to the oil has now become permanent. The oil medium is like a close friend one can always count on, and are most comfortable with. This is the only medium from which artwork is now produced.

Though often painting in a traditional way, of which I have produced many, my contemporary style has for the most part, taken on a ’fractured’ look. This technique is usually quite colorful as well. These art pieces keep a  rather flat appearance, manifesting in a signature look, which is frequently seen when four or more color areas converge at a given point.

In  my childhood years, I was self taught by copying the comic strips in the Detroit News. This early experience has developed into this current highly stylized technique, an often flat look laced with humor.

Commercial art was studied at Cass Technical High. Years later after raising a family, formal training was attained at The College of Creative Studies, in  Detroit, Michigan. CCS studies were with artists, such as Russell Keeter and Peggy Meidner, both a big influence.
 Studies were continued at Birmingham, Bloomfield Art Center with portrait artist Dan Keller, in Birmingham, Michigan, and at Visual Arts, studying watercolor with Margery Chellstorp in Livonia Michigan.

Paintings are currently exhibited and sold in my home art studio and gallery in Commerce, Mich.

Many commissioned pieces have been completed, sold country wide. Commissioned work is always available. My most popular, are dog  portraits, of which I’ve done many, many.

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