In 8th Grade, my art teacher included one of my paintings, "Ainu Man" in the high school art competition. It received the "First Prize" that year. 40 years would pass before I entered another juried show, the National Watercolor Society's annual international competition. To my great surprise, not only was my painting accepted, but I was also honored with induction as a Signature Member in the Society. Hence, the "NWS" initials on some of my watercolors.
This gallery highlights some of these memorable events in my career -- my adventurous time in the Australian Outback as a young man, solo shows, a sampler of exhibitions, and other key events that have marked my development and recognition as an artist. Formal or not, they have all been wonderful moments.