Gene started painting very early in life. As a 6-year-old in art class, he knew he wanted to be an artist. He continued to paint throughout his baseball career because he needed the extra source of income. He sold his early works for as little as $20 in order to put gas in his car. Finally, after fighting for playing time and dealing with prejudices, he quit baseball and concentrated on art.
Throughout his lengthy career as an artist, Gene has produced huge murals and framed pieces of all sizes. He has painted images on media as small as baseballs and wine bottle labels.
He continues to produce works of art in oils, acrylics, and pencil. As you will see by looking at the images included on this site, his styles include realism, impressionism and abstract. His subjects often include Native American and Western figures and landscapes, professional athletes from countless sports, and animals. His non-commissioned works currently consist mainly of modern abstract images.
Gene believes that as a result of his many years of painting he has learned to paint “from the inside out.” His images are conceptualized in his heart and soul.
Indeed, many patrons find deep meaning in Gene's artwork. There is little doubt: Gene is a bright, colorful and loving soul - and it shows in his powerful, moving art.