I am a portrait, figurative and landscape painter living in Joseph Oregon. Joseph is in the northeast corner of the state, and it is a land of vast and majestic beauty. The mixture of forested mountains, rural farm and ranches has become my artistic metaphor. Wallowa County is a constant source of inspiration; this land and its people are always an artistic challenge to me. I received my formal education at Westminster College studying with Don Doxey, followed by study at graduate program at the University of Utah Art Department with Albert Handell, Earl Jones and Alvin Gittins. I again studied with Albert Handell at Woodstock New York.