I was born and raised in New Rochelle, NY. My father was an artist and advertising executive who had a strong influence on me, and my art. I excelled in art during high school. Consequently, I went on to study at several art schools in Philadelphia and New York.
I am a painter, of people, places, and things. I prefer to paint directly from life, feeling true color and value is better observed, studied, and rendered. It is exciting to create the form of an object, the atmosphere of a place, or the essence of a person, in the studio or an-plein air, by manipulating oil paint on the end of a 13-inch brush.
My work is contemporary realism. I love contrast and color. I like to focus on one area that is interesting and lead the viewers eye to that point. The joy of painting is in the finding of the solution. There is also joy in the process from squeezing tubes of paint onto the palette to washing brushes in hot soapy water.
My journey has been to simplify the complicated and be happy by leaving some things undone.