As a central Illinois artist I graduated from Illinois
State University with a BFA and MS in painting and drawing and
for quite awhile I expressed myself in color and line doing a series
of non-representational painting inspired by classical music. Now,
I share my passion to create as an art instructor at Illinois Central
College, a local community college. As a way to teach students
to pay attention to values…especially gray values, I created
a series of mountain paintings based on photos from a trip to Canada.
Whether painting realism or non-representational work, I have found
that they enhance each other with a special energy. I hope the
viewer appreciates the variety my work offers.