“After my service with the Marines and in my younger years, I worked as a commercial artist (technical illustrator). I also did architectural rendering. All of this was done the old-fashioned way, by hand, before the advent of CAD (computer aided design). I have been involved in many different mediums and painting techniques for many years. In my older years, I now lean towards acrylic because I feel it is a less chemically obtrusive medium. I also lean towards realistic and academic. I love painting and hope that my guidance and many years of experience will help you love painting even more".