I have been creating art for most of my life. I began taking lessons when I was in middle school. By the time I was a sophomore in high school, I was exhibiting and competing at the adult level. I later went to college for the fine arts at the University of Southern Maine, majoring in painting, pottery and printmaking and minoring in Art History. I graduated magna cum laude in 1984.
Art plays an important role in my life each day. I exhibit and compete nationally and I have works in many private collections in the United States and abroad. I have been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 2005 and I received signature status in the International Society of Acrylic Painters in 2010.
The effect of light on objects and atmosphere inspires me. I appear to paint many subjects but the main subject in all of my paintings is light and its effect on the objects in the painting.
With respect to influences, I would have to say that the realists and photo/super realists inspire me. I have done abstract work in the past but I prefer being able to capture the essence of my subject matter as truthfully as possible. While my work may look photographic, close inspection shows that I do paint in a rather loose manner with larger size brushes.