About Me

My Background


I started painting when I was seven years old.  My mother, by mistake, bought me an adult oil painting kit.  I painted mostly animals, but have always loved to draw and paint things resembling what I saw.  This love of drawing has continued to this day.  My formal art training includes the Art Instruction Schools of Minneapolis, and a Minor degree in Art from MacMurray College. 

My Medium


I have explored watercolors, pastels, graphite, ceramics, photography, pen & ink, acrylic, and as art mediums.  Today I work primarily in transparent watercolor, but continue to create oil paintings.

My Inspiration


  My goal in painting is to transform "actual places" into romantic settings.  I usually visit the location at several times during the day to capture the desired lighting and/or a specific mood.  I often start paintings on location, then finish them in the studio.  I often create works as a compilation from several photos.  I add accentuated color for attracting more interest in the subject.


2019 Art Shows


"Grayslake Arts Festival"

June 22nd  .... 2 blocks West of Route 83, on Whitney Street, in Grayslake

     10:00am - 4:00pm

"David Adler Festival of the Arts"

August 3 & 4   At Cook Park, on Milwaukee Avenue, in Libertyville, IL      10:00am - 5:00pm each day

"Art In the Park" - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

August 10 & 11   In Flat Iron Park, two blocks South of Rt. 50           10:00am - 5:00pm each day

May/June Shows.... TBD

Potential June Shows in Kenosha and Art Demonstrations in Cook County, IL 

July Shows ..... TBD

Possible Show at the Public Museum in Kenosha

September Shows ...... TBD

Possible Shows in Lake Forest, Mundelein and Barrington