My painting experience which began many years ago was brief; but, included acceptance in two national museum shows, the 38th Annual Exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri and the Twelfth Mid South Exhibition at the Brooks Memorial Art Museum, Memphis, Tennessee. After teaching art seven years in the public schools of St. Louis County, Missouri, I entered the corporate world of publishing.
While I had a successful 40 year career, ending as a senior manager at a Fortune 100 company, I did not paint during that time. Although my focus, then, was to provide for my family, my goal for my life always was to resume expressing my ideas in paint. After relocating from Chicago in 2008, I began to relearn how to make visual statements using line, texture, color, space and shape.
In 2012 one of my paintings was accepted in the Ann Metzger Memeorial National All Media Exhibition at the St. Louis Artist Guild. The exhibition was juried by Marla Prather, Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. As of this date my work has been in twenty-three (23) juried exhibitions at art museums, art centers and art associations.
Perhaps my objectives are simple; but, creative work in paint for me has been and continues to be an intellectual process of applying paint to canvas in order to communicate a thought. I have no philosophical, subliminal or emotional agenda. My reward evolves as the statement is revealed. Hopefully, a person viewing one of my paintings has a positive experience, as well.