Copyright 2010 NW Oil Painters Guild To My Gallery Sampling As a young adult I would visit the Art Institute of Chicago to gaze at the works of art in awe and bewilderment. I determined to express my feelings with a paintbrush rather than words. My main source of inspiration is from the sky—billowy clouds, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, the mystery and romanticism of a moonrising. Putting down moods and motion in colors, colors unmatched in the artists' palette, is my constant challenge. My paintings are personal statements of my love for the sky, sea, land and people—statements characterized by bold, sweeping brushstrokes alive with motion and color. Collections:    Cutty Sark Distributors    Honorable W. Graham Clayton, Jr., Secretary of the Navy    Favell Museum of Western Art and Indian Artifacts    Northern Illinois Gas Company