Culloden, West Virginia
I am a native of West Virginia, now residing in Culloden with my wife, Carol. I have a son and daughter currently living in Chicago with families of their own. I developed an interest in many types of art at an early age, and originally majored in art education at Marshall University, but veered from that path and graduated with a degree in business. I was only able to pursue my love of art sporadically while maintaining a career in business, due to the normal career challenges. It wasn?t until after my children were grown that I began to seriously try my hand at painting once again, and discovered a great love for oil painting, especially landscapes, seascapes, and other pastoral scenes. I love the expression of vivid color, hue and contrast, and enjoy trying to bring all those elements together in a painting that is meaningful and enjoyable.
I have attended various local art workshops through the years, and have been fortunate enough to display and sell artwork through a variety of fine art venues and festivals locally. I am into early retirement after 25 years of working as a manager with Alcon Research, LTD. This has now afforded me the time to continue painting on a regular, continuing basis, and hopefully, help improve my techniques and style.
My artistic heroes are the early impressionists painters such as Monet, Manet, and Van Gogh. I try to incorporate some of that loose impressionism into my paintings while maintaining a unique style of my own. My goals are to branch out into other galleries and venues located in neighboring states, and to develop a web site for viewing my current and available artwork.
Below are few of my accreditations and affiliations: David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery - Tamarack, Huntington Museum of Art - Bi-annual TSAA Exhibit, Ohio University Southern Campus - Annual Fall Artists Display, Dogwood Arts and Craft Festival - Huntington, WV, Greenbo State Park - Fall Art Festival, Anna Robinson Memorial Art Festival - Grayson, KY, Art in the Park - Huntington, WV