My work consists of oil painting on both wood and canvas, as well as, mixed media images, drawings and prints. When using oil paint, I prefer to use stand oil as my medium and I do employ glazes for certain effects. Mixed Media works can involve the use of photography, monotypes, pencils, pen & ink, pastels, watercolor and oil sticks, etc.
The chaos and dysfunction of world affairs and my own personal challenges in this life are often on my mind when at work in the studio. My mood is subdued and contemplative when considering such matters. As a result, I am inclined to create sublime and dreamlike spaces for my images to inhabit, where serenity and tranquility exist, even as the world around me burns. As an artist working and participating in the experience and contemplation of this material postmodern world, I consider my work to be part of an ongoing series……a ‘Meditations Series’.
I graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA where I received a Bachelors Degree in studio art (1971) and attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA where I received a Diploma (1982) and a Fifth-Year Certificate for graduate studies (1983).
I have exhibited my work in Massachusetts at The Boston Center for the Arts, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, The Walnut Hill School for the Arts and The Bentley College Gallery. I have also exhibited in Washington, D.C. at The Foundry Gallery and in New York, NY at The Helio Galleries.