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• Fundamentally, I believe the job of the artist is to call attention to something the artist finds beautiful and true.•
If a viewer connects with one of my images, the Fine Art America site makes it easy to choose a print that will add beauty to their home, while helping to support me in my calling.
At this site, I am choosing to showcase my watercolor landscapes. These may be painted 'en plein air', meaning that I work outside, and try to capture the fleeting light of the moment. Or the watercolors may be created in my studio, as I work from photographs I took on mountain biking rides, or other adventures. Wherever I may paint, I am always seeking to find the hidden beauty and meaning.
I graduated from Penn State in 1972 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Impressed by the central Pennsylvania combination of town and country, I located my studio in nearby Spring Mills.
For twenty five years, I was the graphic artist for Archaeological and Historical Consultants, Inc. of Centre Hall. My projects there have included paintings of historical sites the way they would have looked 150 years ago, as well as paintings of present day sites the way they would look upon completion of a proposed project.
I also illustrate on a freelance basis. National illustration clients include Harcourt Publishers, Watson-Guptill, and Harper Collins Publishers. Illustrated maps are a specialty of mine. Recently I created two illustrative maps for reissues of The Princess Bride, by William Goldman, and a map for Lavinia, by Ursula K. LeGuin.
My fine art has been exhibited in many galleries and art festivals in the Mid-Atlantic region. My most recent award was a Juror’s Citation at the Cooperstown Art Association of New York, National Juried Art Show. The award winning work was The Life Cycle of the Common Baseball, an assemblage of found and crafted objects.
Over the years I have created in many media, including ink, colored pencil, acrylic, and even three dimensional assemblage. I have also explored the possibilities of digital art. Working in Photoshop, I have created a series of montage images, called The Whirlwind Tour. In this volume of work, I explore the idea of autumn leaves riding a whirlwind to travel the country. Please visit my website for a view of some of these other artworks.
Thank you for visiting my page. I truly appreciate all the viewers and especially the comments I have received.