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. Now my photography is also being recognized in competitions and exhibitions.
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.