As seeds planted are full of potential in June, so came this painting. I try to convince my students that they canít expect to get it right the first hundred times, that it is necessary to go through the search process. A painting gets born when it has a specific presence that comes alive in it, that seems, for me, to come together only at the very end through the last accoutrements that fine-tune it.
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 6í 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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