"I don't know why and I can't explain other than to say I am driven to do this art. I don't have any family left other than my wife and kids. For me, the art is my family. Every time I sell a piece it is really a little piece of me. I have times when I can't work due to my arthritis but when I can work, it is twenty-four seven. I love the blues and listen to the blues as I work. I have so much fun creating my art. My only fear is it will end too soon."
His work in in the permanent collection of several museums, including the Milwaukee Museum of Art, the Mennello Folk Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. It has also been features in exhibitions at the American Visionary Museum.