In the waterscape paintings I enjoy working in oil paints. I feel the texture and consistency of the oils creates the movement in the paintings, and the medium provides the visual depth where required.
The challenge of painting water comes in expressing the nature and effects of water. I am interested in the fluidity, movement, multi-layered hues, light patterns and reflected forms. The exclusion of peripheral objects is used to emphasize the viewer’s movement through the paintings colors and forms
I grew up in Ohio and the Philadelphia suburbs.
1975 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1992 - 1993 University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Graphic Design
2007 Bill Ewing Workshop
2006 Odd Nerdrum Workshop
2004 Sidney Goodman Workshop
2000 Jon Redmond Workshop
1996 Nelson Shanks Portrait Workshop
1995 - 1996 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA Portrait Painting, M. Bockrath
1991 - 1992 Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA