I am a retired art teacher who now devotes time to various art groups, creating new directions in visual art, painting and sketching on vacation locations,and being the past-president of a small Fine Arts Foundation and Gallery in Antioch,Illinois. I am usually a realist painter, but have ventured into into some abstract works that emphasize vivid color and some mixed media. My most recent works are matchbook paintings based on vintage 30's and 40's matchbook cover art. I hope you enjoy viewing my work. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing one of these originals or would be interested in commissioning a particular image or matchbook contact me at