I have been a Hoosier all of my life. I attended Butler University and Herron School of Art for my Bachelor's Degree.In 1965, I began my teaching career in Washington Township (Indianapolis) as an elementary art teacher, and later taught jewelry fabrication and drawing at Arlington High School.
In 1968, I received my Master's degree from Indiana University, and in 1970, joined the art department at North Central High School, teaching jewelry/metalsmithing and photography. I retired in 1998.
I have also taught at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Fort Benjamin Harrison, the Benjamin Harrison Home, and The Indianapolis Art Center.
While I continued to make jewelry, I ventured into woodworking and painting along the way, and that is where my interests currently lie. My paintings to date have been mostly created using acrylics because I love the immediacy and continual learning process that they provide. I have studied in Florida with Francesco Agresti; and most recently, with Joseph Melancon.
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