Hello and welcome to my gallery. I have been interested in art since, well, for as long as I can remember. My Grandfather, Raymond "Deed" Toy, who was an exceptionally talented artist, craftsman, and musician, had quite a strong influence on me when I was young boy. He used to draw for hours upon end to the delight of myself and the entire Sixth Street neighborhood of Oil City, Pennsylvania. Mr. Bill Applequist, to whom I am very grateful, was my art teacher at Oil City High School and guided me in the right direction. I graduated from Edinboro University and now have BFA Degrees in Printmaking and Painting. Lately, I have begun to enjoy Plein air painting (on location), you see so much more color when you are physically with your subject. I have taught art at Keystone High School for 21 years now and thoroughly enjoy the students I teach, both past and present. You may find that my work is quite diverse in subject matter which I attribute to a wide range of personal interests from sports to the wonderful colors found everyday in nature. In other words I just want to paint whatever moves me at any given moment. I am married to my wonderful wife Laurie and we have two beautiful children Caleb and Madison. I hope you enjoy my work and feel free to either e-mail me or phone me with any questions whatsoever.
For those of you who are not comfortable paying electronically feel free to send check or money order through the mail to:
145 Melat Lane
Oil City, PA 16301
Thanks for viewing,