Hi! I am pleased to welcome you to my website!
I am an artist and musician working in a variety of mediums. Originally from Southern Missouri, I have lived in several states and currently reside about 50 miles from Chicago in rural Valparaiso, Indiana. I started drawing as a very young boy. In later years I took up other arts, including painting. I studied photography, figure drawing, ceramics and general humanities at St. Louis Community College and earning an Associate Degree. While working and raising a family, I received Bachelor of Science in Photography Degree from Northeast Missouri State University.
In my art and music, I seek to depict the personal moments, challenges and life questions of the many earnest, hardworking people that I’ve had the good fortune to know, work with, and share life with.
I started working at a young age and have explored life from a wide variety of occupations. I have been a laborer in truck patches and green houses, washed pots and pans in a restaurant, worked on the farm, in an automotive plant, a furniture factory, a meat packing plant, as a construction laborer, at stuffing sale paper mailings, worked on the railroad, and served as a railroad union representative, to name a few. I also served in the U. S. Army in Vietnam.
A varied life experience has provided me with a wide range of subjects, memories and experiences for constant inspiration. I strive to illustrate the intangibles of human character, spirit and emotions. I hope you find my works relevant to you.