M.F.A. Kansas State University
M.A. Emporia State University
B.F.A. Emporia State University
Line and color, the basics of visual expression, occupy a central place in my work. Early on, pastel and oil wash were my primary materials; vehicles toward an abstraction that allowed the inherent beauty of these materials to interact. I'm a draftsman-painter in the tradition of Edgar Degas and like him compositional experimentation is my art.
Through artists like Richard Diebenkorn I learned an expressive brush relevant to my means and a love of experimentation. I'm a surrealist of both the automatic drawing school and the principles of discordant ideas found throughout artists like Max Earnst.