Born in Indianapolis, now living in Noblesville. Holds a bachelor's and master's from Herron School of Art. Taught art in public schools for 30 years. He’s an award-winning midwest artist who participates in regional and national juried exhibitions, shows in gallery exhibits, and whose work is included in private, corporate, and public collections across the U.S.
What I consider important is that my work is accessible and easily understood. My intent is to connect with the viewer and elicit a response that doesn't require serious contemplation or analysis. The most common reaction to my work, I've observed, is a smile, and that suits me just fine.
The inspiration for my clay figures has always been ordinary people in everyday settings, and sometimes in quirky situations. My subjects are familiar to everyone. I attempt to show character in an individual through exaggerated facial expressions, body proportion, and subtle mannerisms.