Santa Fe is in the rear view mirror and we're back home in Cincinnati. A city rich in American art history. I'm in my studio in the Essex building, a funky structure that provides studios to a variety of artists ranging from the emerging to the amazing. I look back at my six years in Santa Fe and am grateful for the many people who provided me with guidance in my journey, both frustrating and rewarding, towards growing as an artist. So thanks to Michael Maguire, Don Finkeldeigh, Kevin Gorges, Roger Williams and Huihan Liu. And thanks to those painting friends who shared their talents and opinions. 

 

I was a fine art photographer before beginning to paint. My photographic work has appeared in gallery and museum shows and can be found in private collections in the US and abroad and has been offered for sale in the annual fund raising auctions of the Texas Photographic Society, the Center For Photography at Woodstock, NY, and the silent auction for the Santa Fe Community Fund at Las Campanas. My most recent show was in Santa Fe but by the time the photographs were on the wall, I was already deeply committed to painting.

 

I was a founding member and past chairman of the Bonnet House Museum and Garden’s Fine Artists Group in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and a former member of both the Broward County and Boca Raton Artists Guilds. I'm currently a member of the Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, An associate member of The Cincinnati Art Club,  and an associate member of The Oil Painters of America. Along with my production as an artist I've enjoyed a career as an advertising commercial director and an ad agency creative director. I  live in Cincinnati with my wife Suzanne.


Shows and Competitions:

 

Common Ground - Group show featuring Santa Fe Artists - Santa Fe Community Gallery

 Richeson 2011 - Birds, Wildlife & Animals............................Meritorious (Purple Gallinule - Wakodahachee Wetlands  
                                                                                               Gallery "Living Things"

Richeson 75 - Small Works ..................................................Meritorious (Wood Stork - Everglades)                                      
                                                                                              Gallery "Living Things"

Group Show and Silent Auction............................................Las Campanas Club - Santa Fe, NM (Tierra Nueva)
                                                                                               Gallery "Places"

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico .........................................Annual Juried Show 2012 (At Big Tesuque Campground)
                                                                                               Gallery "Places"

Richeson 75 -2013- small works ..........................................Finalist (Gator In A Mirror)
                                                                                               Gallery "Living Things" 
2013 Santa Fe Studio Tour Weekend....................................One of 50 artists - 37 Studios

Oil Painters Of America ....................................................... Spring Showcase 2014 (If You Meet The Buddha}
                                                                                               Gallery "Things"
Plein Air Painters of New Mexico......................................... Annual Juried Show 2014 (Approaching Canyon Diablo)
                                                                                               Gallery "Places"
Oil Painters of America........................................................ Summer Showcase (Orange Surprise) Gallery "Things"

Cincinnati Art Club -............................................................. Fall Associates Show -2015 (Lisa's Tulips, My Little Chickadee}
                                                                                              Galleries - Things, Living Things
Clifton Cultural Arts Center's annual juried "Golden Ticket" Show - (Chinatown NY - After the Storm )- Gallery "People"