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I am an artist who has grown up and lived in the Washington D.C. area for most of the last fifty-two years. As a young man, I enrolled in the Potomac Graphic Society under the tutelage of Mr. Vincent Stewart. Stewart is considered one of Americasâ€™ finest etchers and his work appears in the Corcoran Gallery of Art and is in the Julius Rosenwald collection housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. It was under Stewartâ€™s guidance that I was introduced to the fine arts by studying the great masters and performing countless hours of drawing and copying their fine works. Extensive studies abroad developed and honed my artistic talents by constant observation of new styles and the influences by the ever present old masters. I paint in oils and have produced portraits, figure studies, landscapes and still life works and I have created sculptures in bronze and clay. I am fairly proficient in various other mediums including pen and ink, etching, silver point, sculpture and pastels as well. I have had the opportunity to display my work in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. as well as galleries in London, England. I relish and enjoy commissions for private clients, and I continue to paint everyday.
I am a realist at heart, and enjoy capturing moments in time or perhaps, stop-action glimpses of incidents in larger implied stories. Whether influenced by history, classic written stories, world events or personal experiences, my work is not to be confined by a set genre or re-occurring theme rather my work is conceived by that which captures my imagination.