I've been painting watercolors from my own photography for 30 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 me instead of the dark side of humanity that I had witnessed repeatedly.
I am a founding member of the Little Egypt Arts Association and past president. I also teach beginner and advanced photography at John A Logan College. I've been involved with several mural projects in the S.I. area for well over a decade now. Painting on several municipal murals in Herrin Illinois the past few years. My artistic life is now about the playful pursuit for inspiration, beauty and creativity and that's a good place to be!