Watercolor is my first love, although I love to draw as well. Indeed, I believe that drawing is the foundation of painting – even abstract painting. I have made occasional forays into oils, acrylics, printmaking and collage, and currently am enjoying mixing media.
I have taught art in public schools all over the northeast and have recently enjoyed teaching adults in a variety of class and workshop venues.
I exhibit locally whenever the opportunity arises and with a number of arts groups in the area. Selected juried shows include: the Everson Biennial, the Central Adirondack Regional Art Show (Old Forge), the Cooperstown Art Association.
STYLE & SUBJECT
My subject matter and style are eclectic. I am partial to images of reflective surfaces and those incorporating flowers and plants, but also enjoy subjects as diverse as fossil bones and children playing on the beach. My aesthetic approach ranges from very representational to geometric and abstract. Recently I have attempted some pieces that are completely non-objective like “Crossings” and “Romanesque.”
I am not trying to solve the ills of the world with my painting. I agree with Delacroix that “The first merit of a painting is to be a feast for the eye.” And that is my goal.