“You have written truth you friends of the ‘shadows’ yet be not harsh with ‘Krazy’, he is but a shadow himself caught in the web of this mortal skein. We call him ‘Cat’, We call him ‘Crazy’, yet he is neither. At some time will he ride away to you, people of the twilight. His password will be the echoes of a vesper bell, his coach a zephyr from the west! Forgive him, for you will understand him no better than we who linger on this side of the pale.”
G. Herriman


  • Master of Fine Arts Degree from Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV
  • Studied at the Hans Hofman School of Fine Arts in Provincetown, Mass


  • Freelance Artist/Commissions/Consulting/Private Instruction
  • Curator, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV
  • Director of Program Development, Artsbridge, Marietta, OH
  • Art Instructor/Coordinator Parkersburg Community College (now WVUP), Parkersburg Art Center, Marietta College, Ohio University

Special Projects

  • Smithsonian Institution/National Endowment for the Humanities, Five State Pilot Project
  • Ohio Arts Council, Multi-Arts Division/Minority Arts Division
  • Save Our Outdoor Sculpture (SOS), WV
  • Alliance of Ohio Community Arts Agencies
  • Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Visual Arts Residency
  • WV Arts and Humanities, Underserved Artists/Arts in Education Roundtable/Arts in Education Residency
  • Joint WV and OH, Ohio River Border Initiative
  • Maryland Arts Council, Visual Arts Fellowship
  • The Association of American Cultures, Ohio Chapter
  • White House, Washington DC, Easter Egg
  • White House, Washington DC, Christmas Ornament


  • Multiple Art Exhibits in WV, OH, PA and NE
  • 280, Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV
  • One Man Exhibit, Levee House, Marietta, OH
  • 55th Annual Allied Artist Exhibit, Sunrise Galleries, Charleston, WV
  • Faculty Exhibition, Marietta College, Marietta, OH
  • Two Man Exhibition, Muskingum College, New Concord, OH
  • One Man Exhibit, Mother Earth Foods, Parkersburg, WV
  • One Man Exhibit, Actors Guild, Parkersburg, WV
  • One Man Exhibition, O’ Ames Manufacturing, Parkersburg, WV
  • West Liberty Group, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV
  • Bicentennial Juried Art Exhibition, Bethany College, Bethany, WV
  • W & J Juried Art Exhibition, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA
  • One Man Exhibition, Wild Thyme Coffee House, West Liberty, WV
  • Studio Group Exhibition, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE


  • Archaeological projects with the Blennerhassett Historical Park Commission/WV Geological Survey/Ohio Historical Society
  • Blennerhassett Historical Park Commission, Parkersburg, WV.   Excavation of Blennerhassett Mansion and surrounding area. Excavation of Late Prehistoric Site at Neales Landing. Testing and Survey of Blennerhassett Island.
  • WV Geological Survey, Morgantown, WV. Survey and Testing of Blennerhassett, Island, Parkersburg, WV
  • Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH. Excavation of Archaic Open Site, Proctorville, OH
  • Cahokia Mounds State Park, East St. Louis, IL. Excavation of Mississippian Village Site located within Cahokia Ceremonial Park.
  • Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH. Contract Work for Ohio DOT through OHS. Completion of seven surveys. Excavations of sites from Archaic to Late Woodland Periods including the excavation of a Late Adena burial mound at Dayton, OH
  • ​WV Geological Survey, Morgantown, WV. Excavation of Early Adena Burial Mound at Willow Island, WV
  • ​Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH. Survey and Testing in Southeastern, OH
  • WV Geological Survey, Morgantown, WV. Excavation of Late Prehistoric Village and Blennerhassett Island, Parkersburg,WV

West Virginia Painter

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