My journey began with doing a lot of drawing at a young age and the discovery of oil paint at 16. Oils have been my favorite medium ever since. I enjoy the whole process of creating a painting, from stretching the canvas to it's completion. Painting for me is a journey in exploring the medium itself. The World provides me with an endless stream of subjects to paint, including portraits, landscapes, animals and still lifes.
Rembrandt, The "Hudson River School" Painters and John Singer Sargent have had a significant influence on me as an artist. Some modern masters as well, including Mark Greenwold, David Leffel, Richard Schmid and Gregg Kreutz.
Junior College of Albany 1984-1986, 2002
University at Albany 2002-2004
Finalist - December 2012 Bold Brush Painting Competition
Finalist - animal/wildlife category - The Artist's Magazine's 29th Annual Art Competition 2012
2nd place - animal/wildlife category - The Artist's Magazine's 28th Annual Art Competition 2011
Finalist - November 2011 Bold Brush Painting Competition
Blue ribbon - Saratoga 'Art In The Park' - 2011
Blue ribbon - Saratoga 'Art In The Park' - 2009