All I ever wanted to be was an artist. The way my career started was an exercise in what some people call 'fate', I think itís just the way life works. At 14 I seriously broke my leg and was in a full body cast for almost 8 months. I always loved to draw and paint, so that was one of the ways that helped pass the hours.
One thing led to another and those drawings helped me to be accepted into the High School of Art & Design in NY. It was an incredible introduction into art. But the fate part is that 50 years later, the long-term effects of that same accident has now forced me into an early retirement, and has brought me full circle in a way that has a beautiful symmetry and Iím convinced that it couldnít be accidental.
I'm very proud of the work Iíve created, it utilizes all of my experience and I can honestly say that it's a true reflection of me. I feel that at this point in my life, I'm just beginning. I've never felt such an intense surge of creativity, and that's saying a lot for me.
The most common reaction people have to my work is 'I thought is was a photograph'. If you look closer you will see that what I paint goes beyond the photographic and captures what I see in my mindís eye.
My goal is to create a memorable image that speaks to you in a very personal way.