"Painting is an expression of emotion through a spontaneous process in which I use color and light to transform what is ordinary to what becomes extraordinary. I am a spiritual expressionist."
Born on September 11, 1952 in Elkhart, Indiana, he received his art education at the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Kansas City Art Institute, and the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. He also was Artist-in-Residence at the Edna St. Vincent Millay Art Colony in Steepletop, New York in 1980.
1979 Mennonite Artists Contemporary, Goshen, Indiana
1980 Audubon Artists, New York City
1980 100x100 Show, Paul Waggoner Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1982 Pavilion for the Arts, Chicago, Illinois
1982 Sheffield Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1983 West Side Gallery Group Show, Phoenix, Arizona
1983 Donald Batman Gallery Group Show, Kansas City, Missouri
1983 "Homeland", Solo Show at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
1984 Donald Batman Gallery (solo), Kansas City, Missouri
1984 Peoria Art Guild Show, Peoria, Illinois
1984 Halsted Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
1984 Oak Park Art League "Color 84", Oak Park, Illinois
1986 University Club of Chicago Gallery
1987 Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
1986 Juror for 12th Annual Prairie Art Exhibition Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas
1987 Commissioned by Governor James Thompson of Illinois for the Commemorative Inauguration Image
His work is part of numerous public, corporate and private collections.
Label at the back of a painting