Member's "face portrait"
The two big influences in my life were my mother and father. My mother, with her artistic talents, sparked my interest in drawing and art at an early age and my father, a USAF pilot, for my interest in aviation.
I joined the U.S. Army in 1965 and upon completion of flight school, served two combat tours in Vietnam as well as other flying assignments in the United States, Korea, and Europe, until my retirement in 1988. ...more...
After retirement I took up drawing again and gradually migrated to oils which has been my medium of choice ever since. I am basically a self-taught artist but have taken several weekend classes with well known and accomplished artists.
I am an Artist Member of the American Society of Aviation Artists and also a member in the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, the 1st Cavalry Division Association, the Army Aviation Association of America, the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Quayside Art Gallery.