Plein Air Painter of Fine Art
"For some twenty years I owned a graphics arts company, TWIN ARTS, in New York City, specializing in corporate promotion. I graduated from Pratt Institute (BFA) and attended special classes at the Art Students League, studying art under Andy Lukach and Gustav Rehberger. While I engaged in my commercial art enterprises, I still pursued my painting and exhibited at the Long Island Artists Gallery in Greenport, NY and was part of a group show at the Monserrat Gallery in New York City.
In addition, I have been a member of the NYC Art Directors Club, NYC Society of Illustrators, Manhasset Art Association, the Aquarelle Club of Port Washington, NY and COGAP (Coast Guard Art Program) in Washington, DC. I also taught drawing classes at the Port Washington Adult Education program.
As a watercolorist, the spontaneity, fluidness and constant surprises of the medium have always excited me and still does today. My earliest teacher, Edgar Whitney, introduced me to "wet-in-wet" technique and the joy of painting outdoors. As a result, I have become primarily a plein air watercolorist. I find the spatial quality of the Southwest along with the quick change of weather both challenging and stimulating. My on-the-spot watercolors are usually completed on the spot and I do very little work on them when I return to the studio. Those "happy accidents" that occur on location cannot be duplicated in the studio.
So, with my watercolor bag packed, I'm ready to head for a location anytime."