Born January 22, 1940 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Higher Education: B.A. Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Masters in Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary
At Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Career: Parish/Pastor/Teacher in West Africa, Philadelphia, the U.S.
Virgin Islands and Atlanta, Georgia(full time).
Retired since 2003, now working full time as artist.
Family: married, two children, three grandchildren
"Ever since childhood, Iíve been fascinated with artistic expression, whether musical or visual. Throughout my childhood/teen years, I began drawing and painting but spent the majority of my creative time with musical opportunities, playing piano and clarinet in bands and orchestras. However, I never lost my interest in expressing myself through drawing and painting.
Throughout my adult years, I have felt a strong impulse to create works that, although primarily abstract, express a sense of blending of musical and/or spiritual movement and, sometimes, a bit of tongue-in-cheek social commentary.
The majority of my work is done with acrylic and some watercolor, oil and encaustic with an emphasis on thick texture often by pallet knife. I am a member of the Atlanta Artist Center, participate in showings, and display in restaurants and places of worship. Over the years I have participated in workshops at the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Atlanta Artist Center, the Fine Art Workshop in Atlanta and with artists such as Itzok Sankowski, Marco Zubar and Michael David."