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I was born in Buffalo MN. When I was in grade school at St Lawrence in Minneapolis MN. The nuns would have me do the drawings for the top of the blackboards. I believe this is where I first started to have a desire to create art. Over the years no matter what I was doing I always would come back to art.

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In 1992 I started to work toward a career in art for when I
retired. I went back to school for a fine arts degree at
Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Ca.
I also took classes at Lompoc Adult Education where I learned to work with palette knives.
It was through the classes at Lompoc High School I met Nancy Phelps who invited me to show in her Gallery in Solvang, Ca.  Nancy and I started to receive commissions to do acrylic murals both
indoors and outdoors.

Nancy started me working in water color.
I felt water color was a very romantic medium, but I liked the control of painting in acrylic with a palette knife.
In 1997 I started working with colored pencils, right away I liked the  total control and the fact that whatever I could do in water color or acrylic I could do in pencil. I feel that
layering of  bee's wax pencils gives depth, purity and a
solidness to the picture,  yet I can keep the color as soft as I like.
The work I have been doing currently in  colored pencils are still lifes of flowers and fruit. My intentions are to expand to landscapes and western rodeo.
I am currently a member of the (YWA), Yosemite Western Artist Association, The (SWA) Society of Western Artists and the (CPSA.) Colored Pencil Society of America.

To see my artwork please click  here or on the link
"The Gallery" below.

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