My philosophy is simple: Composition, Story, Elegant Line.
'If you find the elegant line, your work will be lyrical.'
I produce works in pencil, acrylic, watercolor, found objects, and digital photography. I completed a Painting Intensive at the San Francisco Art Institute, studying with world renown Israeli artist Larry Abramson and at at the Ox-Bow School of the Art Institute Chicago under Phil Hanson and Michelle Grabner.
I earned my BFA from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. My studies included an emphasis in painting and printmaking. My work is hanging in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. In 2009 I received the Tony Award, a traveling art award honoring individual artists on Fine Art America.
I have both studio and gallery (The Elegant Line) at my in home Parkville, Mo where I reside with my wife, Karen.
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