Roxy & Ringo hang out with me in my studio. We like the same music so it works out pretty well... 🎶 😍🎵

I’m handy with a variety of art supplies using whatever it takes to express my ideas (oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, ink...) I enjoy discovering where ideas may take me - happy to invent new scenarios along the way. Vague notions come from listening and observing, and they manifest as landscapes, portraits, abstract designs, cartoons, various subjects…always symbolic of deeper feelings.

I earned my BFA degree with an emphases in Painting & Drawing from Northern Illinois University in 1989.   StraddleTheTurtle.com is my website where you can sign up for my newsletter 💌

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