Born in Flint, Michigan in 1951, I began painting in oil on canvas at the age of 14.  By 1973, subject matter focused on what lay beneath appearances.  Ten years later this search transformed into painting in spiritual themes, attempting  to discern spiritual realities from religious orthodoxies.  I have painted in themes for thirty years, developing a philosophy of collectivism premised on the requirements of individual motive and other paradox.  I have been a self employed artist and sign painter for my adult life, having provided for a family of five.


1969    Apprenticeship, Norm Selberg, The Art Department, Fargo, North Dakota
1972    Associate of Arts degree, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan
1973    Supersign, Boulder, Colorado
1975    Study with artist John Wilson, Stein Sign. Two years in-house sign painter, Spies Grocery   
            Chain, Watertown, South Dakota   1976    Continue work with Norm Selberg,  Fargo, North Dakota
1985    Three years as a freelance scenic painter for Coaster Theater, Cannon Beach, Oregon


1976    HM, Brookings Community College, Brookings, South Dakota
1987    Best of Show, Purchase Award, “Tribunal”, Oregon Biennial, Portland ArtMuseum, Portland,
            Oregon, Juror, James Demetrion,  Director, Hirshhorn Museum,Washington, DC
1989    Honorable Mention, Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland, Michigan                    
1995    Sierra Arts Foundation, Award Grant, Reno, Nevada
1996    EA Grant, Gottlieb Foundation, New York, NY
2008    Artists Fellowship Grant, New York, NY


1982    Regional Artist Show,  Brookings College, Brookings South Dakota
1984    Mural Commission, City Council of Fenton, Michigan

1986    Piece accepted, Art Invitational, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, Oregon
1987    Show “Christ Series”. Seaside Library, Shirley Gibbons, Director, Seaside,Oregon
1987    “Christ Series”, Coaster Theater, Cannon Beach, Oregon      
1987    Two pieces accepted, Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland Oregon (Best of Show, Purchase Award)

1987    Lecture on work at Clatsop Community College, Astoria Oregon
1989    Two pieces accepted, 31st Annual Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland, Michigan
1993    Commission: 14 Stations of the Cross, St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, Reno, Nevada
             Publishing contract, Society of St. Paul, Staten Island, New York (continuing)      
1994    One Man Show, pen and inks,Gene Speck Gallery, Reno, Nevada
1995    Cartoons for Stations of the Cross, lecture, 1st United Methodist, Reno, Nevada

1995     Invitational Exhibition, Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, Nevada
1997    One Man Show, “Icon Series”, Mid-Town Gallery, Reno, Nevada
1996    Piece accepted: “Art in Religion” Sacrameno, California
1997     Rene-Andrews Gallery, Sacramento, California
1997    Group shows(2) Frank Hill Gallery, Reno, Nevada
1998    Group shows(3) Addi Gallery, Reno, Nevada Group shows(2)
2001    2 pieces accepted, alumni exhibition, NMC Denisen Museum, Traverse City, Michigan
2001    Invitational, Starving Artist Exhibition, Reno Nevad
2003    One Man Exhibition, Retrospective, Clatsop Community College, Astoria Oregon
2005    (to current)  Gallery artist, T.anjuli Salon & Gallery, Seaside, Oregon
2009    Organizer for Art Exhibition for Climate Change Awareness, T.anjuli Gallery, Seaside, Oregon                             Clatsop College, Astoria,   O                    

Baptismal Mural, Sacristy mural, 2 Portraits in Apse of St. Thomas Aquinas Cathedral
17,000 sq ft. tromp l'oiel, City of Reno, head 5 person team
Washoe Country School District, Reno Nevada (15 murals)
Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Reno, Nevada (32 murals)
Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sacramento, California
Gym Floor logos & lettering, 12 high schools and colleges in California and Nevada, including UNR
Original logo design, hand letter 126 trucks and trailers, Bonanza Produce, Sparks, Nevada

Fenton, Michigan
Boulder, Colorado
Moorhead, Minnesota
Watertown, South Dakota
Fargo, North Dakota
Jamestown, North Dakota
Dickinson North Dakota
Evanston, Wyoming
Ventura, California
Vancouver, Washington
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Reno, Nevada
South Lake Tahoe, California
Fresno, California
Coalinga, California
Santa Barbara, California
Jewel, Oregon
Astoria, OregonSeaside, Oregon