Artist Bio & Statement
Finger-painted at 2 and walked NYC art museum galleries at 4. At 8, took a painting class at MOMA. Three years of life drawing and visual training in Architecture School (Bauhaus methods: 10 second action sketches, hand-eye coordination exercises, multi-media composition studies). Became Registered Architect 1970-present and attended art workshops with Artists Peter London (“No More Secondhand Art”) and Seymour Segal (National Gallery of Canada artist). They helped me develop my own painting language (1987-1992). In 1993, I switched careers to Special Education, joined NHAA, and began “Portraits of Zinkov,” a 40+ work collection honoring Holocaust victims, which I worked on at artist residencies and over school vacations. Now retired in New London, NH, I am able to widely exhibit.
I paint portraits, towns & cities, land/sea/ cloudscapes, experience and mood abstracts, art for children, places imagined, and historical or social/emotional subjects. I usually start with some observed reality, then modify it. Style variations convey my intentions via bright and/or contrasting color, a variety of brush strokes, perspective manipulation, and with memory and dream modifying reality. In painting my experience and my view of the world of possibilities, I hope the viewer will consider his/her own journey for questioning and reflection. I use Acrylic paint on canvas is my standard medium: Acrylics are easy to set up, apply, and manipulate; important features, as my paintings usually evolve, and even change significantly, as I work.