This blog traces my influences, studio practice, learning, and teaching of art.

Mr. H. Carroll Cassill, 1928-2008, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland Institute of Art

After he had passed away in a dream he told me, "I was a good teacher." TRUE! Some of his bon mots: "Manifest destiny is the theme of your work for this year. Ancient techniques are best because innovative ones become outdated. Making good art should be similar to making good food. It is OK to realize that some of what your teachers say is wrong."