1981-83

“I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”

                         ― Charlotte Bronte

After graduating from Ball State in 1981, I went to Grad School at IUPUI. My major was Rehabilitative Psychology. I worked with the developmentally disabled, which at the time included indiviuals who were mentally retarded, autistic, or had cerebral palsy or spina bifida. I taught them how to work in a sheltered workshop, such as Goodwill.


I did some art while in school, but was pretty busy working as a Graduate Assistant as well as attending classes.

Orange Iris
Orange Iris
Wedding Day
3/83
Wedding Day
3/83
Crush
1983
Crush
1983
Yellow Iris
This was a large picture 
done in pastel
16 x 20
Yellow Iris
This was a large picture
done in pastel
16 x 20
Maroon Iris
1981
Maroon Iris
1981
Auburt St.
2/83
Auburt St.
2/83
Apples
Apples
Grapes
Grapes
Eagle Creek
 Oil 1981
Eagle Creek
Oil 1981
Ellie & Boy
Ellie & Boy
Oil painting
Oil painting

After graduating with my Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Psychology, I got a job at Goodwill Industries where I worked with disabled  clients .

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Self Portrait