I’ve always had an interest in art and spent several years working in the Art Department of a local university, absorbing information from professors and enrolled in drawing and painting classes. After I retired from a business career, I turned my energy full time to painting in acrylics – mostly of the sea and landscapes.
Recently my focus has changed to drawing – particularly portraits of people and pets from their photos - in both graphite and colored pencil - trying to capture the personality of each person or pet.
Also I got involved in an organization called Faces Not Forgotten who request artists to draw portraits of children who have died a violent death. After receiving a photo and description of the child, I drew the portrait and sent it to the family – hopefully it helped them a little to cope with their loss.
Currently I have my works on display at MindScape Gallery in Chesterfield Mall.