Art has always had a hold on me. In 4th grade I had to get my notebook signed by my parents because I had more drawings than notes. In the early 60’s I earned my own tuition to attend Tyler School of Art/Temple Univ. In Vietnam I was the battalion artist. Now, I love doing plein air painting. In 1996 I went to see the Lake Worth Street Painting festival and my wife, Ruth, said, "you could do that". So the following year I signed up and I’ve been doing street painting ever since. It gives me a wonderful feeling to be working outside and talking to everyone that comes by. There are many people who have never known or talked to “an artist” and are mystified by the whole thing. They have never been to a museum. So, I try to find pieces from the history books to bring art to them. I love for people to see how it is done. I invite the children to get down on the street and do some of the background for me. I love the look on the parents faces when they get back up with chalk dust up to their elbows and smudges on their faces. For me, art is tactile and should be shared with as many people as can be. This is my way of doing just that.