I first realized I had a special gift several years after retiring from a 45 year somewhat eclectic business career. The arts had always been an integral part of my life but only as an enthusiast.
The notion of becoming an artist never occurred to me. Then, quite fortuitously and to my utmost surprise, I discovered with just a few pencils, pens, paper and paint I was able to create works of art that captured a time or place, an event or an emotion in my life.
My subjects are simple and familiar things—a tree, a flower, the sky, an old barn, a window, a jar and more—rather ordinary things indeed. Yet they often stir in me, sometimes in subtle ways, memories of my life’s cherished experiences which remain so much a part of who I am.