About the Artist
I have been an artist and art instructor for most of my adult life. I have taught Kindergarten through Middle School Art in Martins Ferry Ohio since 1980. I am also an adjunct instructor at West Virginia Northern Community College having taught photography, drawing, design and creative expression. I have had both one person and participated in group exhibitions at Ohio University Eastern, The Grave Creek Mound State Park in Moundsville, West Virginia, and in Wheeling West Virginia at The Wheeling Artisan Center, West Virginia Northern Community College, Oglebay Institute's Stifel Fine Arts Center and Artworks Around Town Gallery and Arts center.
I am a graduate of West Liberty State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Art and Art education. I have a Master's Degree from Muskingum College in Education with an Art specialization. I have won awards for my work in drawing, painting, photography, and digital imagery.
I grew up in Rayland Ohio, a small town on the Ohio River that is just west and north of Wheeling, West Virginia. I has lived in the Upper Ohio Valley All of my life. The landscape and the people of this area have greatly influenced his work.