NWWS
I grew up in Monterey CA. I painted through my youth, knowing I would grow up to be an "artist"…but it was the 1960s! There was Vietnam, and the draft, so I joined the Navy got married and ended up with a career as a Navy Photographer.

When I decided to start painting again, there was no discussion about what the medium would be. For me watercolor shines! I think, quite literally…watercolor shines! When it is laid down cleanly with the whites intact, the sparkle of the image makes the painting a magnet for me. I can't stop looking at it. I don't believe any other medium forces a painter to work with it the way watercolor does. It runs, bleeds, mixes and separates on its own. And I love it!

For me, I believe that a lifetime won't be enough to grasp the full capabilities of the medium and I am really sorry I wasted so much time finding my way back to it.

It's been a long journey from my Monterey childhood to these Island paintings, but I feel a connection to the kid who wanted to be an "artist."


2006
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Art Show
2007
Whatcom County's La Bella Strada Art Competition
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Art Show -
3rd Place
2nd Annual Plein Air Painters' U.S. Open
2008

NWWS 68th Annual Open Exhibition
NWS All Members Exhibition
Sequim Annual Arts Show
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Art Show
West Coast Paper Art Exhibition
2009
Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Art Show -
2nd Place
2010
Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival -
Honorable Mention
NW Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibit
Eastside Association Of Fine Arts 35th Open Exhibit
2011
NWWS 71st Annual Open Exhibition
Edmonds EAF Museum Gallery Featured Artist
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival
NWWS Waterworks Exhibit -
2nd Place
2012
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival -
Best Of Show
2013
Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery -
3rd Place
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival - 1st Place
2014
Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery
Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival -
Honorable Mention
NWWS Waterworks Exhibition
2015
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival
NWWS 75th Annual Open International Exhibition
2016
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival -
1st Place
NWWS Waterworks Exhibition
2017
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival -
Honorable Mention
NWWS Waterworks Exhibition - Honorable Mention


MEMBERSHIPS:
Signature Member, Northwest Watercolor Society
Associate Member, National Watercolor Society

HONORS:
2008
Greenbank Loganberry Festival Poster
2009
Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival Poster
2011
Edmonds Art Festival Poster

ART EDUCATION:
1964-65
George Muro & Nat Fast, Allan Hancock College
2007
Larry Mason Workshop
Joan McKasson Workshop
2009 & 2012
Frank Webb Workshop
2014
Ron Stocke Workshop
2015
Sterling Edwards Workshop


"An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision." Whistler