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I grew up in Gaines County, Texas on the South Plains working on farms in the area and going to school. I graduated from Seminole High School in 1971, then went to South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. A year later I moved to East Texas State in Commerce, Texas where I meet my wife Barbie. We moved back to West Texas where I attended Texas Tech University and worked various jobs. I eventually started my own business doing heraldic art printed on gift items, which led to sculpting and casting pewter heraldic jewelry.

In 1997 I sold the heraldic business to a Canadian company and began painting with acrylics and oils on canvas, like my mom, uncles and grandmother who painted their whole lives. My primary subject is the landscape of the great Southwest United States. I started this journey with instruction from William Hook and Albert Handell, from them I learned about the dedication required to be a successful fine artist.

Juried Solo and Group Shows:

Cactus Theme Art Exhibit - Texas Tech University Museum
Art on the Llano Estacado-2016 - 2022 - Texas Tech University Museum

Lubbock Arts Festival

Plains Art Association Show-Wayland Baptist University – Best Acrylic Painting

Lubbock Arts Festival Invitational Gallery

Louise Hopkins Underwood Art Center

Nature of Art

Lubbock Color Studio Tour



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