Artist and Art Teacher
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From an early age, I was inspired by the beauty and grandeur in nature. This resulted in me becoming an avid outdoorsman. I also became interested in art but didn't pursue that interest until later in life. My career lead me in a different direction but never extinguished the interest in nature and art.
My interest in nature flourished while my interest in art was more passive until I discovered photography. Over a period of 30 years I have accumulated photographs numbering in the tens of thousands. Many of these are used to draw inspiration for my paintings. After retirement, the interest in art became a passion.
In the last several years, I have taken that passion to new exciting levels and have become certified to teach the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique ® for landscapes. However, this is just the beginning. As I share my knowledge and skills with students, I continue develop and improve my own knowledge.
My classes give students the opportunity to learn a technique used by the masters and many of todays successful artists and instructors. They will be able to walk away from each class with a finished product and hopefully with an interest in art that will persuade them to pursue additional education that could lead to a life long love of art or career.