Although I have always had a love for Art, giving myself the label of artist doesn’t seem accurate sometimes ( perhaps a student of Art ) . A label of “painting with oils and sketching with pencil/pen” is good also.
I love to observe God’s creation of nature and especially people, this drive me to “painting with oils and sketching with pencil/pen”.
I was not able to attend college or art school because of family situations while living at home as a young person , however I did take several Art correspondence courses , Famous Artists Schools and North Light. When I was drafted into the Army, I worked as an illustrator at Fort Benning, Georgia. When I was discharged I needed to work in various jobs to support my wife and children. Some of those employments were in drafting and design for tanks and process piping .
Unable to find employment in those fields, I worked for myself as an illustrator. After the great 2008 down turn in the economy the type of illustrating I was doing stopped, I started pursuing paintings of landscapes and other subjects. Primarily I paint with oils although I like casein, acrylics, watercolor, pencil and ink.
I have been married 47 years to Kathy . We have two sons and four grand children.
My painting ” Mills Lake ” was selected as one of the finalist in the ” 12th International ARC Salon ” .
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