Jerry Droney, Charleston, SC Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement Jerry Droney was born and raised in Western New York, he joined the US Navy in April 1945. Jerry sailed the North Atlantic aboard a troop transport. At the end of World War II he was transferred to the west coast and sailed to the Marshall Islands aboard the USS LSM 250 and participated in three (3) Atomic bomb tests. He was recalled to the Navy during the Korean War. Jerry attended Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, after his Naval career ended he began working in the Nursery business where he was able to develop his love of nature and agriculture. During this time Jerry also began painting and drawing. He has enjoyed sharing his art for the last 30 years.