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I wouldn’t be where I am —anywhere near — without my middle school art teacher, Ms Deanna Pfarr. Actual schoolwork, in Middle School, was only the bare minimum. The majority of class time, any classes and all classes, was drawing and doodling. When it was beginning to really get me in trouble, grade wise and parental wise, somehow Ms. Pfarr happened to see my doodles. She soon set up a meeting with my mother and strongly suggested that I get into art school as soon as possible. The very next summer, between 6th and 7th Grade (roughly 1982-83), I started summer classes at CCAD (Columbus College of Art and Design).
I received my BFA from Bowling Green State University in 1993. I also received an MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2013.
I’ve also been a painter at heart but along that journey…. I’ve been a graphic designer, print manager, Creative Art Director, Saucier, Line Cook, Sr. Art Director and now full time, self employed artist/designer.
Relaxing. Calming. Dreaming. Hoping. Rejuvenating.
These may not seem like statement paintings at first glance. They may just be pretty colors to you…and that’s great as well. But to me, each one of them is a statement—a quest—a need—an antidote.
I’m creating this series in search of my own sense of hope. Each one is a journey, in its very process, to give me a sense of something greater than us, to be a beacon and a refuge of zen, civility, freedom and individuality.
Pretty colors? Sure. Flowers? Sure.
Butterflies? Sure. Just paint? Sure.
Air to carry on? Definitely.
Art is hope. Art is life.
I hope that you find what you want in them too.