Growing up in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts I was inspired by the
natural beauty of the area as well as visits to the Norman Rockwell’s studio
and museum nearby. His depiction of American life inspired me to pursue art
as a possible career.
In college I took a variety of art courses to improve my skills and continued
painting as a hobby. After graduation, I started teaching art classes in a
variety of secondary schools for the next 37 years. Once I retired in 2017, I
had an art studio built in our backyard where I now pursue my lifelong dream
of being that artist I always wanted to be as a young boy.
I always been intrigued with both visual and actual textures so I love
exploring what different textural methods and materials can do to enhance
contemporary abstraction. Each painting explores the art and design of this
element of art using acrylics and pastes. I do occasionally come back to my
realism style of painting scenes from my years in Massachusetts. I enjoy
painting scenes that remind me of those good old days where days seemed
filled with exploration and nature.