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I am a St. Louis native, son of an architect/water colorist father and a mother who was a master tailor. I am a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) majoring in painting with a minor in print making. When I attended KCAI the painting department was grounded in impressionist sensibilities, requiring the ability to draw and handle color. Fortunately prior to KCAI I had a very influential professor of composition who taught me that an artist has the inherent responsibility to entertain the viewer.
My goals as an artist are . . .
. . . to be a intuitive painter "from eye to hand by-passing the brain".
. . . to poke the viewer in the eye.
. . . to make my colors play well together on the same plane.
. . . to lead the viewer into a 2-dimensional space to place and time called the painting zone.
To these ends I strive.