I've been an artist for as long as I can remember. I studied painting at the Center for Creative Studies before moving into a long career as an automotive design engineer. I've since retired from engineering but started a second career as a writer. I have written a novel, several books of poetry and do free lance writing for SAIL magazine and newspapers in the Detroit area, to name a few. I was part of collaboration in ARTPrize 2013 entitled, "Connected". In that event, I served as a storyteller. My writing and my painting mix well for me, as they both require the 'vision' all artists need to create. I'm involved with several art associations near me (Grosse Ile Alliance for the Arts, the Downriver Council for the Arts and the Poetry Society of Michigan, of which I am a board member. I have a passion for competitive sailing, tennis and bicycling. I married my high school sweetheart and we have weathered forty-eight years together.
Mono's ArtPrize Entries
These are Mono's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.