Digital Imagery, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
I paint and draw from my imagination and I love the struggle it takes to finish a picture. A fellow artist once said it takes courage to create. Today that seems to hold true for me. Working as an artist has helped me to keep in touch with my feelings. I struggle daily with the interplay of intellect and heart. I hope my work can bring people the joy and peace I find in creating it.
For me, starting on a new painting requires a leap of faith. Often times the struggle with one painting leads me into a purer and more essential result in the next. Through abstraction and leaving out specific descriptive information, a more universal expression is achieved; one that exists most importantly on an emotional level. The more I work in this way, the closer I get to an enjoyable process; one that results in a work of art about the perceived beauty in nature; both man-made and personal, both inner and outer.
Each painting is a journey into the process of self-exploration and the pursuit of self-knowledge. My goal is to create an art of deep feeling and empathy for the world. I hope that my work will be appreciated and valued for its import and invention.
Accomplishments / CV
Four-year scholarship to The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 1981-85.
Numerous NY Book Show awards for excellence in book design.