My architectural series began in 1974. I was looking for a subject for paintings that were unique to me only. I tried some barn scenes and was unhappy with that. One day, I was walking through the allies of my hometown, Kirksville Missouri, looking for new ideas. I walked out of an ally and while I was changing a role of film, I turned around and discovered a series of paintings that had been painted on a brick wall. Two Coke a Cola signs that were overlapping each other, as well as supplies for farmers. I thought, this would be a big challenge to see if I could do this. I painted for several months, practicing painting bricks of every single photo I had taken. I then submitted a painting to the Water Color exhibit in New York and it was accepted. That moment changed the direction of where my artwork was heading.