My Story


After college graduation with a major in Fine Arts and a minor in graphic design a decision was made to go into graphic design and continue eating regularly rather than be a fine artist accustomed to eating occasionally! When I retired I had a near thirty yearcareerin graphic design as a designer,  four years employed, the remainder of those years spent as a free-lancer with the last ten of those owning my own firm.

Several years later, I returned to painting for the first time since graduating. Unlike my college exerience, I found it very enjoyable, refreshing and rewarding. 

At present I have been painting for less than a decade, unaligned with a gallery and it is the source  of my enjoyment.  Awards,  credits, articles I have received can be furnished on request.  If you like a piece of work, do you buy because you like it or the artist's  credentials?  I believe you buy what you like and enjoy in your individual space.  When I bought my first art, I wasso young, with no funds, that I had to buy on time, paying it out in monthly instalments............... which you could do in those days!  How I did enjoy the art in my then apartment (now townhome, still have them)!  Meals were a little skimpy for a while.


Every painting is coated with at least three coats of UV protection varnish, plastic-coated wired for hanging and has bumpers on the back side to prevent wall scuffing,  All you have to do is hang the piece. Fine Arts America has a money-back guarantee on your purchase; I personally assure you if you receive a painting/photograph you do not like or it is not what you expected and you would like to trade for another piece, you may trade for another of equal/greater expense.  All that is requested of you is you pay for return postage.  But, do  not worry, I'm a pretty easy guy to get along with!  By all means try one or more of my paintings/photographs to see.

        Browse my portfolio to form your own opinion – since your opinion is the primary deciding element in the like or dislike of a painting.  Once acquired any painting or piece of art is likely to be with you for a very long time! 

Please press the Bar below to link to the Portfolio  


Print:  Aerial View of Rio Grande River in Early Morning        Price isdependent on size ordered

Portraits:  Essie     14 x 17          A/C         $ 395.    

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