I've been painting watercolors from my own photography for over 25 years now.
Painting images from the Southern Illinois region and beyond. The watercolors come from a place within me that needed to express itself since my career was with Federal Law Enforcement. Seeing acts of brutality at a maximum security
penitentiary sparked a deep desire to show the beauty around us instead of the dark side of humanity that I had witnessed repeatedly.
I also helped start an art association where we teach the creative arts in many forms.
Growing from just 20 of us creative souls to now over a 180 members. Not bad for a small town in the heartland. These folks and the natural beauty of this country inspire me to paint to greater heights. My artistic life is now about the playful pursuit for inspiration and beauty.