Born on 1946 in Peru, Indiana, my interest in art flourished early on under the influence of my grandfather, Art Johns. He was a well-known circus artist and sign painter in Peru and we shared many hours together in his studio. The love and appreciation for color was instilled in me during those early years.
I received an Art Education degree from Indiana State University. However, I returned to a railroading career for financial reasons. After that twenty-year period of employment, fifteen additional years were devoted to a job in a bank. Throughout that time I remained in contact with art through weekly painting sessions with my mother, a passionate watercolorist.
Since retirement Iíve settled in as a die-hard plein air painter...
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