I grew up in Kansas, experiencing small-town life and the open space of the sky and land. My early love for Art took me to the University of Kansas, and then to Ithaca, NY to attend graduate school at Cornell University. I received my MFA in Painting in 1983.


Fueled by a good dose of existential anxiety and a desire to understand what it means to be a human being in this mysterious universe, I have created art as a way of investigating and expressing my observations of the human condition.


I am currently engaged in a drawing project, which you can see in the Drawings 2017-19 section. I have been working on this series for two years and there are over 75 completed graphite drawings. The content reflects the psychological attributes and social conditioning of the human being in LIfe.