I 'listen' for the hidden secrets embedded in the paint itself, and pay attention to how it wants to move across the surface of linen, while hearing birdsongs. The surfaces of my paintings resemble ancient walls, in that there is a sense of history alive in them, through the repetition of the "place-ment and replacement" of paint many times over.
I received a BFA from Pratt Institute, changing the course of my painting life into pure abstraction, under the instruction of painter James Gahagan, who was a very important teacher for me. I received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, both in painting and sculpture, (working the 2-D concepts into 6’ welded steel, and casting in bronze). I taught R.I. School of Design, Brown University, University of Minnesota, and Dartmouth College, and have been a continuous "Guest Critic" at the Vermont Studio Center since 1991 to the present 2009. I have taught as an adjunct lecturer painting, drawing and art history for six years at Western New England College, (my present position.) I have offered lectures at the Instituto de Belles Artes,...
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