About Me and My ArtProbably More than You Wanted to Know
I’m generally a self-taught painter, though I have studied watercolors with two of my favorite artists, Jim Gray and Sterling Edwards. And I have been fortunate enough to study oil painting with the outstanding artists, Cindy Procious and Mark Carder.
I first began painting in watercolors in the late 70s and in oils a few years ago.
I have exhibited and sold my work at art shows and fairs all over the Southeast. I’ve been a member of the Tennessee Artists Organization and have recently been a member of the In-Town Gallery in Chattanooga, TN. The In-Town Gallery is in its forty-fourth year, which makes it one of the oldest artist-owned, cooperative galleries in the country.
Additionally, the On the Waterfront Gallery in Apalachicola, FL has agreed to carry my work.
As it turned out, I did get a good deal. The army sent me to the Army Language School in Monterey, CA where I became a Russian language expert. Then I was stationed in Berlin. It was the height of the Cold War, and Berlin was the center. Pretty exciting stuff for a young kid.
In the photo I’m leaning against my dad’s 1956 Buick Roadmaster — the first car I drove.
At that point, some of the former owners and I founded an internet company for learning business English. That company prospered and I retired for the last time in 2000.
The photo is of me giving a demo of our software somewhere in the world — I have no idea where. During those years in business I logged 1,500,000 miles just on Delta Airlines alone. I don’t fly much anymore. I’m all flown out.
The photo is of the beautiful house we built on the Pacific coast in Costa Rica, right above the ocean.
I’ve been married for the past eleven years to my wonderful wife and partner, Judy. One can’t say we rushed into marriage. At the time of our marriage we had known one another for thirty-five years. We currently live in Signal Mountain, TN, just outside of Chattanooga.