Member's "face portrait"
Growing up in Oklahoma City I was fascinated with aircraft seeing them fly into Tinker Air Force Base. I also was an avid reader and often read my uncle’s Horatio Hornblower novels. Then in 9th grade I read Trevor Nevitt Dupuy’s WW2 books. I was fascinated by the Enterprise (CV-6) and loved naval aviation. When I started college at OSU-OKC my instructor Jim Cross challenged me to try watercolors. This led me into doing a number of aviation and automotive pieces in both Pen & Ink and Watercolor. I was invited to join the Oklahoma Aviation Artist Association in the mid 1990’s and was awarded a lifetime membership. Our group did a number of shows including Aerospace America and during the holidays shows at Will Rogers World Airport. My work covers most aviation subjects, cars and motorcycles and of course lighthouses for my wife.