I have been painting in Northeast Florida since the sixties when in High School I got my first paint box.
Florida Community College of Jacksonville is where I met my wife of 36 years and I majored in Graphic Design at the University of
North Florida. Recently, I retired from the Jacksonville Naval Air Station as an illustrator/graphic artist.
Now my time is divided between plein air painting and restoring paintings and frames in my new home studio.
Being a member of First Coast Plein Air Painters has enriched my painting experience, broadened my band of friends and added a heightened degree of excitement and anticipation to each outing. One of my biggest surprises is how much I enjoy being in the elements with all its challenges and
attempting to complete a painting. Whether I do or not is not the objective. The exercise itself is what keeps an artist growing.
My plan is to continue painting from nature. Hopefully, adding a little of myself and producing something that can be enjoyed by others.