Life, Truth, Integrity, Courage, Dignity and Honor
Fine Art works: Neoclassical figurative, photographic studies in desert landscapes, digital imaging, and some erotic digital photography.
Bachelors (BA) in Art from Hunter College, Park Avenue in Manhattan, New York City, NY part of CUNY. Standardized studies with human and mythological figurative art as the focus.
Masters (MA) in Studio Art with specialization in Art Education and Art History from CSULA in Los Angeles. This Masters was a hybrid of a dissertation/thesis inclusive of a fine art gallery show; the first post-graduate to select this option at the University.
Two California Clear teaching credentials (current) inclusive of elementary subjects, and art in secondary education.
Retired in 2003: Now a Retired Educator in Art as a highly gifted and talented instructor, especially in multiple elementary education subjects with art as a segment of that instruction.
Post Retirement: Taught at two local community colleges; Associate Art Professor at the Community College level, and Adjunct Faculty. Additional Expertise: Positioned with the US Marine Corps as the Aquatic Facility Operator for all pools, and the American Red Cross Authorized Provider for all aquatic health and safety courses. All positions held short-term (under one year), as to not interfere with retirement.
As a visual artist, my abilities and talents fall into two distinct paradigms. Both relate to corporal aesthetics and beauty. First, and foremost, I am a figurative artist- focused primarily in photography, drawing, painting, and digital media. Second, I am a tri-athlete; certified as a Professional Personal Trainer and American Red Cross Swim Instructor. My artwork is steeped in academia and mythology prioritized in figuration. My sports and athletics have produced a healthy lifestyle; most one man shows have been in Universities or in a gymnasium located in Los Angeles. Accustomed to East Coast Ivy League and European patronage, Ive expanded my artistic horizons through sabbatical studies in Fine Art Museums throughout the world. My teaching experience in Art history gives me an intimate global view of the art world. Neo Platonic theory is highly inspirational to my classical training.
I reside adjacent to the Northwest corner of Joshua Tree National Park at 4000 feet above sea level in the high desert mountains of the Mojave Desert, half way up to and near Big Bear, CA (San Bernardino Mountain range, a half an hour from Palm Springs; two hours from San Diego and the Los Angeles beaches).
A list of favorite readings: John Boswell, Ovid, Homer, Abraham Maslow, Mary Renault, Andrew Holleran, and Charles Silverstein.
My personal priorities: Clean living, dogs, cat, home, and motorcycles. Also loved- gardening; a therapeutic element of maintaining my harmonious studio and residence. Music plays a large part of my daily inspiration, especially when exercising, and creating art.
My ARTWORK's are not available in galleries; only through this site/venue may originals or prints be purchased. If you see something of interest or like, please feel free to contact me directly. Prices vary greatly, thus I suggest a complete portfolio viewing; the albums/galleries and photos within the site do not do justice to the maturity of my work (size, color, perspective, depth and light, etc. are always subject to distortion- megabit size limitations etc.). I can ship, and receive payments from purchasers globally. Hours are flexible; Im open to meet and discuss the foregoing enumerated requisites. PayPal and credit cards are welcome.