Upon graduating from the University of Colorado in 1966, I served six years on active duty as a Naval Aviator with the Atlantic and Sixth fleets. After leaving the service I worked in Higher Education Administration Throughout these experiences, art, drawing and painting were always an interest. After retirement I had time to explore my interest in watercolors. I am self-taught but have attended painting workshops conducted by Tony Couch, Frank Webb, Dale Laitinen, Alvaro Castagnet and others.
Locally, I am a signature member and Past President of the Idaho Watercolor Society (IWS), an exhibiting artist in the Boise Open Studios Cooperative. I have had works accepted into the IWS Annual Exhibitions in 2010 2012, 2013, 2015 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. My paintings have also been selected for inclusion in the 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 WFWS annual exhibitions where I also hold signature status.
Watercolor is a wonderfully flexible and expressive medium and I enjoy using strong color and contrasts. While watercolor remains my primary interest, I have recently started using fluid acrylic and colored pencil, especially for portraits, which are new for me. I love to paint complicated, detailed works involving cityscapes, boats, harbors, old machinery, ruins and occasionally, an airplane.
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