I have had no formal art training other than high school art classes. However, I have been drawing, painting, assembling wooden, wire, and found object sculptures since the age of six or seven. I am a self-taught artist.
I have studied art on my own, picking up techniques, and direction from books, magazines, and exhibits. I have gleaned from other artists of the world.
I enjoy working with different mediums, colors, textures, as well as abstract and figural styles. I benefit from the influences of dozens of well-known and unknown artists, abstractionist, classical, and impressionists.
Born May 9, 1950 in Hazard, Kentucky
Moved to Youngstown, Ohio in 1953
Married Gloria Faye Vines on December 30, 1972
Father of five children; Proud grandfather of ten grandchildren
Graduated from Youngstown South High School 1968
Attended Youngstown State & Norfolk State Universities
Proudly served ten years in the United States Navy
2012 Solo- Exhibit, Vivant Art Collection, Philadelphia, PA
1956 - Present Various Pop-up shows and Impromptu Exhibitions
2001 One Man Show, Mocha Gallery, Philadelphia, PA