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How did you become a artist?
After writing poetry for 40 years I was introduced to Haiku which led me to haiga and on-line haiga forums. I decided to do “real” art later and began experimenting with all types of styles and medium. I began selling some of my work and the rest is history (cliche, I know).
Where are you from originally?
Who were your main influences growing up?
No one person I can mention besides my parents and various teachers.
Did you go to art school/college or are you self-taught?
Any advice or tips to novice artists?
Study in detail every artist in every gallery you can find. Go NO where without a sketchbook.
What has been the most rewarding and challenging project you have worked on?
My 2008 Big Car Gallery Exhibition In Indianapolis of 13 acrylic and charcoal abstracts in which I had to organize and hang all the art in one hour.
What is your favorite portfolio piece? Why?
“Golden Mums”, A 24″x36″ Asian-influenced watercolor. I was pleased with the compostion. It was my first larger work and the one that allowed me to call myself, “Artist”.
What American art or artist inspires you most?