I’m curious, hands-on, and have always expressed myself through the visual arts, deciding to become an artist early on. I put myself through college and have since maintained an active studio. I’ve worked in theater set-design, advertising and graphic design, museums installations, art library special collections and ran a non-profit art gallery in NYC.
While undergraduate I had an internship and moved to Lower Manhattan, the city was accessible, rents were cheap. I was doing mixed media pieces, assemblage and installations. Part time work in the downtown scene gave me time to make art and introduced me to many interesting and important people in the art world. I showed in East Village galleries. After 10 years we sold the lease to our rent controlled loft in Chelsea and bought a fixer in Phoenix, and next Oakland.
During those following 25 years I concentrated on oil painting. Peers were few and far between, until I befriended Peter Selz. The Bay Area was great, but too expensive and lacked the cultural milestones I align with.
Ten years ago I moved back east. Originally I assumed I’d wind up in Brooklyn, but in 2014 bought a building in South Troy and find it a good place to work, easy to keep up with what’s being shown, and in keeping with my needs.