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August 2020 

Thank you so much for visiting my new website and agreeing to receive my newsletter.  I am so grateful for the love and support I’ve received for my art over the years. 

This is a new venture for me.  I’ve long wanted to become an artist in my retirement from engineering.  This is a dream come true.  The website and my new studio and home in Round Top/Shelby together are separate, but incomplete parts of that dream.  

There is more to come.   There are a number of existing watercolor works and photographs that I haven’t yet loaded.  I reached the point where I felt I needed to launch this website just as I am finishing my new studio.  Thus, a lot of the works are in boxes and need to be photographed to load onto the site.  I will also add additional photographs of the watercolors that are posted now after I unpack.  It isn’t as easy as snapping a pick and uploading it.  A lot of decisions are involved and it all takes time.  If there is something you would like to see, let me know.  Maybe I can work something out.  

Beyond the existing works I want to continue learning and practicing these arts and developing new skills.  I was told once that “art is learning how to fix your mistakes.”  I hope to be fixing mistakes until the day I die.  In addition I look forward to the time when we can again enjoy more in person events at exhibitions, fairs and galleries.  Along those lines, I have three photographs that have been accepted for the Tiny Monsters 2.0 show at the FeGallery in Sacramento, California.  The show runs from May 8 to June 25, 2021. 

Art has been part of a spiritual journey over the last 14 years.  I don’t know what I would have done without art and the friends who have encouraged me.  As stated in my biography, art was something I treasured and excelled at in my youth.  As I found the way to educate myself, earn and living and raise a family, the art was lost, at least partially.  So this is a bit of a rebirth.   

I am not sure where the website leads.  I know there are a lot of website owners who focus on marketing and work hard to expand the bottom line.  While the bottom line has some allure, creating quality art is more important.  I do want to add some views into my studio and the process I use to create my art.  Sharing that with others is an upcoming part of the website.  And, I want the art to be a part of my community.  So there will be opportunities to share the works through local businesses and events.   

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