Much of my art is inspired by my love of travel. At times my travel can involve a trip to Spain, Italy or Portugal, while at other times it can be only a walk down to the train station near my Yonkers home or a subway ride to the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Wherever I go I am fascinated by the ordinary things in life that we take for granted. The subjects may be old trucks, or water tanks, people waiting for a bus, taking a lunch break outside or singing in a doorway for money. In my most recent work I am interested in the way people use outdoor spaces for their personal uses. I am fascinated by the intimacy and personal behavior I have seen in public. I want to portray these moments on the street by painting them vibrantly and with immediacy. This will offer the viewer a glimpse into the world that inspires me.
I began my journey as an artist at the Art Student’s League in the fall of 1969. This is where I studied the Nicolaides method of drawing with Lester Rondell and anatomy with Robert Beverly Hale. I remained at the League for over four years studying as a full time student. Shortly after I attended the New School, where I took classes in clay sculpture and anthropology.
Throughout my artistic practice I have experimented through a variety of media. My portfolio includes works rendered in graphite, pastel, gouache, watercolor, oil paint and collage. My most recent works are in oil, concentrating in urban life.
I have been painting and teaching out of my Yonkers studio for the last 25 years.