|"I have been oil painting since the early 1970s and I am essentially a self-taught artist. Most of my paintings are done in the highly-realistic "tromp l'oeil" (fool the eye) manner. My artistic direction has been greatly influenced by a variety of 19th and 20th century realist painters, particularly the school of William Michael Harnett. However, beyond simply depicting subjects in a realistic way, I hope that each of my paintings has elements of abstraction, can be enjoyed on different levels of artistic sophistication and occasionally has a touch of humor."|
B.S. in Metallurgy from the Missouri School of Mines (now Missouri-Rolla)
M.S. in Metallurgy from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. in Metallurgy from Iowa State University
Currently an academic administrator and professor of engineering management at the University of Kansas.