Plein air painting has been an extension of my love for nature and the outdoors. It is always an adventure and challenge to me! The more I paint outdoors the more intimate I become with our Earth and the more I can share this intimacy and value for our environment with others. It is the journey and adventure to complete a study or finish a painting that keeps me going out for more.
My medium of choice is oil. I prefer oil paints because they are time proven. They remain open so that one can have time to blend and adjust. Oils also remain workable for plein air painting in a wide range of temperatures allowing for cold winter and hot summer conditions.
My wife and I recently returned to Arizona in the Sedona area. After living and painting in Maine, I will continue my quest to paint the landscape in our new home capturing the raw beauty of the desert southwest.
I was born in 1950 and raised in Camillus, New York. I graduated from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo with a BFA in Communication Design. I began my career as a graphic designer and illustrator in design firms and advertising agencies in the Central New York region. I then established a freelance business in design, Illustration and public art mural painting before moving on to a fine art career.
Through the years I have been involved with community service. Before moving to Maine I served on the City of Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission, Three Rivers Historical Society Board of Directors, founder and designer of the Estrella Mountain Regional Park Centennial Trail and Chairman of the Centennial Trail Planning Committee. For two years I was the Master Artist for “Gallery 37”, the West Valley Arts Council’s public art program, directing high school art students to design, present and produce public art for municipal clients.
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