I spent my youth in southern Ohio where there were no Art Schools available. I received my early training through correspondence, Art Instructions Incorporated at age eleven, later with Famous Artists School.
Always wanting to improve my knowledge of art I took every opportunity available and, after nine years in the military, Shirley and I moved to Los Angeles where I worked for TRW Corp. and briefly went to Art Center at night.
After several more moves we ended up in Dallas, Texas where I worked for Vought Aeronautics as an industrial illustrator while painting for galleries in the evenings and on weekends.
In 1977 I was able to quit my day job and spend full time as an artist painting the subjects I loved.
Thanks to the support of a few good galleries, the great collectors of my work, and my wonderful wife Shirley, I have been able to continue painting what I enjoy most.
That makes me the most fortunate of men.