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It seems a little ironic, almost as bookends to a life of  wanderings that I was born in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Lake Ontario and ended up on the water in Gig Harbor Washington.  I have great memories of riding my bicycle to the beach or  going to the "dock" at the local marina  filled with expensive "Shepherd"  boats where the company had  their plant. Today the ambience of sailing ships, fishing trawlers and the great white yachts  in our harbor continue to motivate and excite me. Boats of all sizes and shapes pass by  my front window, under the Tacoma Narrows bridge or should I say bridges since we now boast two of them to rival the Golden Gate bridge.

The dynamics of a coastal wave, the still reflection of a moored sailboat or the congregation of hundreds of spiraling masts populating the harbor is providing an endless measure of inspiration. Capturing the essence of these nautical scenes has become a passion and a challenge.

The family years were pretty much landlocked having spent time in Colorado, Alaska, Idaho and Oregon. Add to that three years of Army service which included a tour in Germany. I recall that my first watercolor was birthed in a medieval town of Schwabisch Hall back in1969. It was not until we migrated to Alaska the second time in 1983 after graduating with a degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies in Salem Oregon that I took up watercolors seriously. I credit the encouragement of my dear friend Chuck who steadfastly urged me to keep on painting even when the results were not that great and the advice of a local Gallery owner who was always willing to include my work in her many themed shows.

 
JURIED SHOWS;  Honorable Mention at the  Palouse Watercolor Socius
                                Peninsula Art League  2012 Summer Art Festival
SOLO SHOW;       2 Degrees NW, Moscow ID
GALLERIES;          NEW HORIZON, Fairbanks Ak
                                Maui Moon Gallery, Maui HI
                                2  Degrees NW, Moscow ID
ART SHOWS;        Western Reflections Art Show, Moscow ID
 Associations;           Peninsula Art League
 Books:   Children's Books: Matt the Cat's First Christmas,  Crumb and His Master's Voice 
               Theology;   ClickTo OrderThe Kingdom of God  UNEARTHED
 
 


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