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I began painting while a student of architecture at the University of Kansas in the mid 1970's.  My overwhelming favorite medium has been watercolor.  I like its transparency and fluidity and most importantly the pure pleasure of letting the pigment and water create affects on the paper in a very spontaneous and rapid manner.

Painting and teaching others watercolor is a passion and joy for me.

I retired as a Principal of GFF Architects in 2016 and currently devote a great deal of my time painting and practicing architecture in my studio on Vashon Island, Wa.  My paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally during the past 15 years.

My work is represented by Gather Gallery and Waterworks Studio, both of Vashon and through my website

Signature Watercolor Society Memberships:

National Watercolor Society

Northwest Watercolor Society

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies

Southwestern Watercolor Society,  Past President (Inactive)


Exhibitions, Publications and Awards 

2020 Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Unchained Exhibition

2019 Northwest Watercolor Society International Open Exhibition

2018 National Watercolor Society 98th International Exhibition

2017, 2018, 2019 Fabriano Acquarello exhibition, Fabriano, Italy

2014 International Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
2014 Peninsula Art League –   award of merit
2013 International Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
(Japan- Korea- USA joint exhibition)

2011 Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibit

Western Federation of Watercolor Societies .  Signature Member

2015 Show - "Christiansen Cove, Vashon" 

2014 Show – “Road to Lawrence” award of merit
2013 Show – Jack Richeson Award,
2011 Show – “Wells Market”
2009 Show – “Coconuts”

Southwestern Watercolor Society .   Signature Member

2014 – En Plein Air Award for “Mineola Barn”
2012 –  Signature Member Show – Award of Merit  –

           Windsor Newton Award for “Evening in Milan”   
2009 – Creative Catalyst Award
2009 Show – “Wells England Market”  Creative catalyst award
2008 Show – “Cotton Blossom”
2007 Show – “Harbour Inn Backyard”
2006 Show – “Castle Peak Trail”

Dallas Council for the Arts

2012 , 2013 First Place (water media category) – “Penn Cove Bluff”

Kansas Watercolor Society

2011 National Show – “Pelicans at White Rock Lake”

Richardson Civic Arts Society

2008 Show – “Harbour Inn Backyard” and “Moonlight Basin”, Merchant Award
2007 Show – “Castle Peak Trail”, Merchant Award

Solo Shows

2019, 2020 -  Vashon Center for the Arts

Sept. thru Nov. 2009 – City Café, 10 paintings
October 2014 – Goodrich Gallery, Dallas
October 2014 – University of Kansas

2017 - 2020  Chase Bank Vashon Island


"The Watercolor Course You've Alwayes Wanted" by L. Frontz 

"Contemporary Art of the Southwest"  2013 edition

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