I have been an artist and educator for over 40 years, holding degrees from
the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Illinois and
the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also studied at the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago and the Rochester Institute of
Technology. After a 30 year career teaching studio art and art history in the Wentzville,
Missouri school district, I currently teach at St. Charles Community College and
Maryville University, usually spending the summers teaching in Europe. My wife and I
live outside St. Louis where I work on genre paintings inspired by quiet observation.