In 2017, I retired and while vacationing in Vieques, Puerto Rico. In February of 2018 I painted a small 12x12 canvas to donate for a Humane Society Auction at the Siddhia Hutchinson Gallery. I painted it seaside on a borrowed canvas. I hadn't painted in almost 30 years. That little 12x12 got a resounding reception among nearly 100 other pieces.
It lit a fuse that has grown into a burning passion to now paint full time and has become the driving force in my retired life. I am predominantly a Plein air painter. There is just magic being outside painting, watching the light change, hearing everything around you, talking with the public. It's a wonderful experience that I think I'll never give up.
Many people say there's an energy in my work, a freshness. I think it's because I'm so excited about finally after all these years being able to do what I love and having someone purchase my work has turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences in my whole life.
I am currently represented by the Brown County Art Guild in Nashville Indiana and the Glen Wieglus/ Siddhia Hutchinson gallery in Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Shows, Events and Awards 2020
2020 Hoosier Salon – Outstanding Landscape Award
Danville IN Paint Out- Best of Show
Zionsville Sullivan/Muncie Paintout – 2nd Place
IPAPA Historic Indiana en Plein Air Juried Exhibition
Hoosier Salon/New Harmony Spring Show
NOAPS International Spring Show - Merit Award
Indiana Artists Club Annual Juried Show - Merit Award
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