My artistic interest began early with after-school classes at the Memorial Art Gallery, in Rochester, NY. It continued into my high school curriculum and progressed to my college years at RIT.
I spent 32 years in the Graphic Design field, with institutional positions, as well as an 18-year career with a local Fortune 500 company.
After my Graphic Design career, my interests shifted to the Fine Art field. I have exhibited for the past 22 years at various galleries, located in California and New York.
I currently paint and exhibit wildlife and scenes from the Adirondacks North Country and the Finger Lakes regions of New York.
My background allowed me to become fluent with many mediums.
For my Fine Art pieces, the choices I make as to mediums are pastel, oil paint, and acrylics. I find that these three mediums best represent what I choose to paint. Each painting 'dictates' to me which medium I will use.
My art is primarily animals or landscapes, whatever inspires me at the time. How I paint them is again an intuitive process for me. I don't like to paint in one particular style, because I would become bored with it. I like mixing my subject matter with different styles and try to approach each in a different way or process to paint.
I usually take my own photos to work from and bring them into the studio to complete the artwork. I like to photograph and paint "WOW" moments for me, something that excites or touches me in a certain positive way.