Throughout my life as an artist, I have been blessed with many
opportunities. I have taken art classes,
workshops, and even went back to college. though I consider these just pieces
of the whole quest – to convey what is within my soul aching to be expressed. Isn’t that, in
truth, what Fine Art is?
I have used many mediums for my artwork, everything from pencil to
charcoal, from watercolor to acrylic. I created collages, using my own handmade
paper. Although my watercolors, pencil artworks, collages, and other works are
no longer for sale, a sampling of each category is available for viewing on my website in the
However, for the past few
years, I have been concentrating on working in acrylics. I like the fluidity,
yet fast drying, aspects of acrylics. The sculpting effect possible through
acrylics is phenomenal! Acrylics is definitely one of my favorite mediums.
Through the years, besides
creating Fine Art, I have been a
promoter of Fine Art. I have served as president of the Marion Arts
Council, chairman of the Marion Arts Festival Advisory Board, president of
Creative Artists, member of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Arts Council,
president of the Iowa Watercolor Society, board member of the Hoover
Presidential Library’s President’s Best Art Show, member of Iowa Scribes, and
am currently active in Creative Artists, Iowa Artists, and Iowa Watercolor
Society. I have given art lectures and taught many art classes throughout the
years, including those for the Marion Arts Council at Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center.
But now my life has slowed
down (I am getting older, and perhaps wiser) and this is a good thing. I feel
set free, as creativity and imagination, combined with natural curiosity,
permeate my thoughts, my vision, and, subsequently, my art ever more strongly.
I am continually following my quest – to convey what is within my soul. Add to
this quest, the exciting acrylic art projects just ahead lead me to declare
that life as an artist is fantastic!
For these blessings, I am
truly grateful to the LORD.
To empower the creativity
within my soul,
To procreate in my artwork
And knowledge I’ve absorbed,
To achieve hand, head, and
heart balance in my art
To ever learn and never stop
Of being the best artist I
And to inspire other artists
that they too
Can follow their