is a nationally recognized pastel artist. His paintings have won national awards in 30 juried competitions. These include the top award in the Degas Pastel Society show in 2006 and 2004 and the Gold Award at the International Association of Pastel Societies show in Raleigh, NC in 2005 and again in 2008 at the Butler Institute of American Art. He was awarded signature membership in the Pastel Society of America in 2004 and became a Master Pastelist in 2012. In 2007 he was awarded Master Circle status in the International Association of Pastel Societies. He served as a juror of selection for the International Association of Pastel Societies' Master Circle Exhibition in Albuqsuerque, NM in 2013. His work has appeared in The Pastel Journal, American Artist, International Artists, and Pastel Artists International magazines. He was one of the featured artist in Maggie Price's 2011, book, Painting Sunlight & Shadow With Pastels.
2013 Lufrano Gallery, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
2013 First Street Gallery, Neptune Beach, FL
2010 Gallery L, Jacksonville, FL
2007 Wilson Gallery, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
2005 Vandroff Gallery, Jewish Community Alliance, Jacksonville, FL
2003 Rachel Thompson Gallery, St. Augustine, FL
2012 Master Pastelist, Pastel Society of America
2007 Master Circle, International Association of Pastel Societies
2004 Signature Member, Pastel Society of America
Attended workshops by Doug Dawson, Maggie Price, Sally Strand, Daniel Greene, Albert Handell, Lorenzo Chavez, Christina Debarry. Graduated Bowling Green State University with BS in Art Education (1963); studied drawing and design, Art Institute of Chicago (1962); completed painting and drawing classes University of North Florida (2000-2001).