I have painted professionally since the early `70's. I have worked with several well known artists (mostly in the south west) the most prominent being Carlos Hadaway, whom I would certainly claim as my most important mentor.
I have spent most of the past ten years painting portraits, some commissioned of course, but mainly handled by different galleries in the Mississippi delta region, this is mainly because my primary subject matter has been "blues legend" portraits.
But, I've closed that chapter now and I'm moving on to other interests.
Currently my greatest interest has become a desire to teach painting again. I "retired" from teaching a few years ago but find that I miss the excitement of "helping" in the process of developing painting skills. The talent is always there if a person yearns to paint...but the need for acquiring skills is important and this is what I attempt to provide.
I have posted a notice in this site's classified inviting a few folks to join me for a series of six three hour sessions beginning April 5th through May 10th, 2012 each Thursday from ten to one... I look forward to meeting new friends and I appreciate the opportunity to offer guidance as each artist develops their own unique style.