Location Rochester Minnesota
I am a late bloomer, I started painting in black and white oil in 1995. I can remember as a child wanting to draw, I didn't want to draw like a child. Every time I put something to paper it look like a cartoon, I still strive to this day to make my art piece look real. There is magic that comes from my pencil or brush, I am still amazed when I am done with a project. Color was something that I mastered when I was a printer at Hutchinson Bag Corporation in Hutchinson Kansas. I printed on cloth bags with a large printing press machine. I would be asked to make a color from scratch. Sometimes art work was provided, other times it would be a business card, swatch of fabric, what ever had the color on it. I remember a conversation with my boss where he told me I was, "Just Average". He was not the only one that told me that through my life. With art I feel that we are not "average," we are all unique. The greatness a artist has is in the eye of the person looking at his or her art. I love painting with oil, there is a romance from the brush and canvas touching. I can only hope that others receive something special from each piece I create.