BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

BFA from Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA. Graduated 1966


Shows, Exhibitions and Awards

Detroit Art Directors Club...Various "Caddy" awards

Detroit Graphic Artists Guild...Various "Hubcap" awards

New York Society of Illustrators

New York Art Directors Club

Chicago Art Directors Club

Cleveland Art Directors Club

Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Assoc....Michigan Illustrators Exhibition

Detroit Scarab Club Advertising Art Exhibition

Lawrence Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design

Arts in the Parks Top 100 and Top 200 (National Parks Academy)

Start Gallery, Birmingham, MI. One man show of landscape paintings

Saginaw Valley State University, Two man landscape show

"Our Town" Art Exhibition, Birmingham, MI.

Lawrence Street Gallery, Pontiac MI.

Birmingham Unitarian Church Gallery, Birmingham, MI.

Paint Creek Center for the Arts. Rochester Hills, MI. One man show

Gallery 890, Port Huron, MI.

Helen Caniff Gallery, Lake Orion, MI.

Gull Lake Art Gallery, Gull Lake, MI

Aurora Borealis Art Gallery, Aurora IN

Daugherty Gallery, Hillsdale College MI. One man retrospective show

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham MI. Faculty exhibition

Orchard lake Framing Gallery, Orchard Lake MI, Landscape painting exhibition

Steeple Hall Gallery, Highland Station House, Highland MI. One man retrospcetive exhibition


Arts and Craft Shows

Traverse Bay Outdoor Art Fair, Traverse City, MI.

Fountain Festival of Arts, Fountain Hills, AZ.

Art Birmingham, Birmingham, MI.

Tawas Bay Waterfront Art Fair, Tawas Bay MI.....2nd pl. Oil Painting

Greektown Art Fair, Detroit, MI.

Greenmead Art Festival, Livonia, MI.....Best of show, 2d

Ferndale Art Festival, Ferndale, MI.....Best of show 2d

East Lansing Art Festival, East lansing, MI.

Portside Art Festival, East Jordan, MI....Award of Merit, oil painting

Royal Oak Art Fair, Royal Oak, MI.

Arts & Apples, Rochester, MI.

Boston Mills Art Festival, Peninsula Ohio,....1st place Oil-Acrylic category

Mt. Gretna Art Festival, Mt. Gretna, PA.....Judges choice award

Round the Fountain Art Festival, Lafayette, IN.

Canterbury Village Art Fair, Lake Orion, MI....1st place fine art category

West End Art Festival, LaGrange IL....merit award

Art over the Interstate, Oak Park, MI....best of show

Arts, Beats, and Eats, Pontiac, MI.

Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI.

Suttons Bay Art Festival, Suttons Bay, MI.

Penrod Art Festival, Indianapolis, IN.

Petosky Art Festival, Petosky MI.

Harbor Springs Art Festival, Harbor Springs, MI.

Cain Park Art Festival, Cleveland Heights, OH

and many more!


A partial list of Illustration clients

J Walter Thompson Adv.

Lintas Cambell Ewald Adv.

Young & Rubicom Adv.

McCann Erickson Adv.

Darcy McManus & Masius Adv.

W B Doner Adv.

BBDO Adv.

Ross Roy Adv.

Many smaller "boutique" agencies

Time Magazine

Sports Illustrated

Readers Digest

Playboy magazine

Architectural Digest

Saturday Evening Post

Discover Magazine

Realms of Fantasy Magazine

Various trade publications and specialty magazines

Annual reports, corporate brochures, school textbooks

Newspaper ads, billboards

Murals on public buildings and restaurants


From 1976- 2000 Adjunct Faculty at Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. teaching:

Advertising Illustration

Editorial illustration

Experimental Illustration

Airbrush Illustration

Fantasy Illustration

Materials and Techniques

Introduction to Illustration

Digital illustration, (Photoshop-Illustrator)


From 2006 to present, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI faculty teaching:

Digital Art

Gouache painting

Oil Painting

Abstract painting

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