My contemporary landscape paintings reflect the moods, colors and forms of nature particularly along the Hudson River, at Teatown Lake Reservation, and Rockefeller State Park. Currently I use my own photographs to capture landscape images often near sunset during park walks or train rides. Using these photographs as a basis to trigger my art work, I modify the color schemes and shapes into compositions that are part reality and partly reflect my own artistic view. Although largely realistic in composition, I experiment with abstraction as a way to express what nature offers to the eye.
In 1970-1971, while attending Skidmore College, I participated in art classes including studio art. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. degree in 1973 and in 1975 with a M.Arch. degree. I practiced architecture for years and currently maintain a license to practice in the state of New York. I have in the last decade renewed my interest in painting and studied techniques and composition on my own and in classes.