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Artist Statement

Creating Art is a real opportunity, to be honest, with no need for an explanation or a defense. Art is not a prelude to what is to come. It has its own life.

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/thomas_merton_132241Thomas Merton

“I could not improve on this,” Bob Martin,

I am a native New Yorker, surrounded by Art, jazz, dance, and basketball. I have been creating Art and exhibiting for close to 60 years. I studied Art at the N.Y. School of Visual Arts and The Art Students League of New York with Barry Zaid, Peter Cox, Harvey Dinnerstein, David Lefell, and Ted Seth Jacobs.

 One-person shows and group exhibitions:

  • Gallery-360, Scottsdale, AZ 2002
  • The Park Gallery, Litchfield Park, AZ 2003
  • Cathedral for the Arts, Phoenix, AZ, Group Show 2003
  • West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ, Group Show 2006
  • Shemer Gallery Museum, Phoenix, AZ, Group Show 2006
  • Estrella Mountain Community College, Group Show 2006
  • “Intention” September 2006, New York, NY 2006
  • Shemer Gallery and Museum, One Man Exhibit 2007
  • Dry Heat, Tempe Center for the Arts, Group Show 2007/08
  • Private showing, Fountain Hills 2009
  • Inspirador Gallery, Chandler, AZ, Group Show 2010
  • First Studio, Phoenix, AZ 2015
  • Olney​ ​Gallery​ ​at​ ​Trinity​ Cathedral,​​ ​2016
  • West​ ​Valley ​Arts​ Council, ​Surprise, AZ 2017
  • ASU ​Gammage,​ 2017
  • First​ Studio,​ Phoenix 2017
  • Phoenix Center for the Arts 2018
  • ASU Gammage, 2018
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix 2019
  • Goodyear Library, 2019
  • West Valley Museum of Art 2019
  • Olney​ ​Gallery​ ​at​ ​Trinity​ Cathedral,​​ ​2019
  • Estrella Mountain Community College, 2020
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix 2020
  • Sedona Art Center 2022
  • Goodyear Libray 2022