In a world of many loud voices crying out for our attention, there is still a quiet voice.
In our hurried world, how do we understand the way sunlight makes a cloud glow and turns its fringes to gold; or the wind blowing through the trees; the rhythmic sound of the waves; how do these soothe our soul? One could spend a lifetime studying how many colors there really are in a “green tree,” or how the constantly changing sunlight touches and illuminates the world around us. We can learn from still water which becomes a mirror and reflects the sky and trees above when in the shade: but when illuminated by sunlight, the water is transparent and the world below is clear. Our creative God speaks in so many ways to those who will take the time to listen.
In my busy times I think there is no time to unwind enough for such subtle messages from God, but then I realize that when I am in that state of mind, I need these messages the most.
It all started when I painted my first painting in High School. A short time later, I bought a few tubes of paint and some canvas boards and began a part of my life that is still as exciting and consuming today as it was back in those early years.
When I see something that really touches me, I want to capture that moment and re-live it over again and share what I saw or felt with others. My hope is that my work will stir something inside someone or be a reminder of a good memory that has been buried away.
It is also a great blessing for me to know that a painting has become a part of a family and is an encouragement in their everyday life.
I am a registered architect by profession and also enjoy woodworking.
Completed Shows and Events
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, One Man Show, June-September, 2017
Monument Circle Art Fair 2017, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 9, 2017
Round the Fountain Art Fair, Lafayette, Indiana, May 2017
Round the Fountain Art Fair 2016, Lafayette, Indiana, May, 2016
Art in Bloom, West Lafayette, Indiana, June 25, 2016
The Oakwood Fine Arts Festival, Syracuse, Indiana, August 27, 2016
Penrod Arts Fair, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 10, 2016
Tippecanoe Arts Federation Gallery, Lafayette, Indiana, Oct 28 – Dec 2, 2016
Holiday Art Exhibition, Delphi Opera House, November 4-6, 2016
2016 Friends of the Frankfort Library Art Exhibition and Sale, Frankfort, Indiana, November 11-13, 2016
Holiday Art Show, Opera House Gallery, 107 S. Washington Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923, November 6-8, 2015
2015 Gallery Exhibition, Places We Would Like to Be, Tippecanoe Art Federation, Lafayette, Indiana, October 30 – December 4, 2015
Broadway Art Show, Monticello, Indiana, June, 2015
Round the Fountain Art Fair, Lafayette Indiana, May, 2015
2014 Gallery Exhibition, Midwest Countrysides and Lakes, Tippecanoe Art Federation, Lafayette, Indiana, October 31 – December 5, 2014.
Round the Fountain Art Fair, Lafayette, Indiana, May 2014
2013 Art Mix, Tippecanoe Art Federation, Lafayette, IN
2013 Indiana Now, The Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, IN
Broadway Art Show, Monticello, Indiana, October 2012
Art on the Avenue, Logansport, Indiana, September 2012
Lakefront Art Festival, Michigan City, Indiana, August 2012
Village at Winona Art Fair, Winona, Indiana, June 2012, 2013
Round the Fountain Art Fair, Lafayette, Indiana, May 2012, 2013
Friends of the Frankfort Library Annual Christmas Art Exhibition, 2010, 2011
Religious Arts Festival, Lafayette, Indiana, February 2006, 2007 and 2009
Men of Art Exhibition, The Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, September 2006