In my youth I attended school in a small farming community.  Even though I had an interest drawing and art there were no classes offered in the art field. In the late 1950s while in the military I started doing some cartooning. I managed to have a couple items published, but I lost interest. In the early 1960s I went to college in the GI Bill. I took some art history and basic art classes even though my major was business. From then on making a living and raising four children occupied my time. It wasn’t until I retired in 2004 that I starting taking time for art. I am for the better part, self taught along with an extensive library of art books. That along with associating with a few artists that I’m very happy to call my friends I have enjoyed the progress I have made up to this time in life.

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