Drawing and painting have been my lifelong avocation.
As a young man I intended to become a graphic artist. Instead, art became a pastime. I drove to college in my '57 VW Beetle procured in exchange for a painting. Visual pictures yielded to word pictures as I enrolled in theological training.
I have never regretted my choice of altruistic service. In August 2008, I retired after investing forty-five years as a church pastor and denominational executive and obtaining master's and doctoral degrees. I picked up my palette and brushes and returned with passion to the canvas to paint the faces and the places of God's creation.