1992                   MFA, Painting, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL                       

1981                   BS, Geology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO                       

1972                   Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO – fall semester


Current Academic Position


2002-present        Professor of Art, Southwest Minnesota State University     (SMSU), Marshall, MN


Recent Artist Residencies

2013     Herhusid, Siglufjordur, Iceland

    Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY

2010                     Upernavik Museum,Upernavik,Greenland                 

2008                     Petrified Forest/Painted Desert National Park, AZ

    Isle Royale National Park, MI


Selected Collections


                        Upernavik Museum, Upernavik, Greenland

                        Isle Royale National Park, MI 

                        Petrified Forest/Painted Desert National Park and the

                                    Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

                        Saint Paul College, St Paul, MN

                        Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

                        Purdue University Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette,     IN

                        Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX

                        Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

                        University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME

                        Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

                        Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA

                        Bradley University, Heuser Art Center, Peoria, IL

                        Miami University, Miami, FL

                        Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS             

Selected Recent Grants

In 2013 I received a Minnesota State Arts Board grant to help finance an artist in residence opportunity in Iceland.


In 2011 I received a Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council Career Artist Grant to help finance a solo exhibition of my work from Greenland.


In 2009 I received a Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council Career Artist Grant to help finance my June 2010 Upernavik Museum Artist in Residence travel.


In 2008 and 2006 I received Southwest Minnesota State University Professional Improvement Grants for creative research.  These grants helped finance plein air painting trips to the four corners region of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado; a landscape I have been studying for over fifteen years.


Gallery Representation


Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN







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