Though I'm drawn to simple things in my life, it's vibrant, unexpected
colors that lead me to art as a child. My personal world has been
immersed in art and creative processes for over 30 years. Everything
I see naturally becomes an unpainted work that I log into my mind as
something I hope to have time to create.
Studied on Achievement Grants in Workshops at:
The Kansas City Art Institute - Early 80's
Exhibited Work: Pencil and Acrylic on Paper - Still Life
On Permanent Display - 1978
Smith-Hale School, Kansas City, MO
Hallmark's Crown Center, Kansas City, MO
Mixed Media Still Life on Paper
Acrylic Pop-Art on Hard Board
Faye Robertson; my late mother, for introducing many elementary
school students, including myself, to studying and appreciating the
Pieter Bruegel; Flemish painter for his many scenes of common life.
Andy Warhol; for impacting us all with the huge idea that common
things can become art.
Henri Matisse; for his artistically inappropriate choices of color that
showed us how to express moods and feelings through the boldness
and temperatures of the hues rather than the perfection of the forms.
And many, many visits to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas
City, MO all through my school years, taking it all in. While there,
always buying little pocket postcard sized art prints as a child and
cherishing the collection just as a young boy may do with baseball cards.