The desire to be an artist started when I was in a grade school art class. My first watercolor painting was completed in 1965. There have been many distractions along the journey: military service, raising a family, pursuing my career and golf to name just a few, but the desire to paint and create always endured.
During the 1980’s I chose to stop playing golf so I could set aside more time for painting. That decision made quite a difference, enabling me to complete five or six paintings a week and fifteen to twenty during a five-day workshop.
Over the years, I’ve had a wide range of training experiences, beginning with a three-year extension course at Rhode Island School of Design. I have attended many art classes at the Worcester and Fitchburg Art Museums and a score of workshops taught by masters in the field like Don Stone on Monhegan Island, Maine, Edward Minchen, Judy Wagner, Ron Ranson, Hillary Page, Peter Spataro, Alvaro Castagnet, Don Andrews, Tony Couch, along the Maine Coast and in Europe with Carlton Plummer and lately with Joseph Zbukvic and David Taylor.
- Signature member of the New England Watercolor Society
- Master Artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association
- Guild of Harwich Artists
- Chatham Creative Arts Center
- Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
- Cultural Center of Cape Cod
- Best in Show, Bay State Open, CCAC 2019
- 1st Place watermedia, Bay State Open, CCAC 2019
- Honorable Mention All Cape Show 2018
- Second in Watermedia CCAC 2017
- Barbara and John Evershed Award Artists Workshop 2017
- HM Chatham Creative Arts Center (CCAC) 2015Best in Show, CCAC 2011
- Second in Watermedia, CCAC 2011
- Second in Watermedia, CCAC 2010
- Second in Watermedia, CCAC Fall Juried Show 2008
- Honorable Mention, Cape Cod Art Association (CCAA) all Cape Show 2007
- Third, Festival of the arts, CCAC 2006
- First in Water Media, CCAC Fall Juried Show 2005
- HM CCAA Members Show 2005
- Second CCAA Fall Juried Show 2004
- Honorable Mention, Rhode Island Watercolor Society 2003