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In 1982, I started classes at the Museum School at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I took classes for 10 years, weekends and summers, mainly studying with the renowned artist, Joel Babb, who believed in the old system of academic training. Joel is a featured artist at Vose Galleries, Boston, and was one of the first artists to be invited when they started to feature living artists. I received a thorough training in painting, drawing, sculpture, and design, as well as art history and other related subjects. In the summer of 1983, I studied at the Art Students League in NY City, concentrating in oil painting, still life, portrait, the model with Jack Faragasso and David Laffel, and drawing from life with Gustav Rehberger. I work from time to time with master artists David Curtis and Mark Hayden.
I have taken workshops in Italy, Austria, Maine, Connecticut, Florida, Canada, New Mexico and Massachusetts, and have joined the Newburyport Art Association (NAA); The Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA,; The North Shore Art Association (NSAA) in Gloucester, MA; and the Abstract Art Group of New England (AAGNE) to build friendships with area artists and gain local recognition. Through the Haverhill Art Association I paint portraits twice a month.
I maintain a studio and presentation space in my home, and publish my own website and blogs, as well as other social media sites. I try to paint every day.
Art is a vocation. I am transfixed by color and light and the beauty of balance and texture. When I am working, some works go beyond words and thought to another place like a dream state. I am striving to acquire a complete understanding of various forms of art and a facility with it to express my concepts. With landscape work, I am inspired by a scene and strive to share my impression of the place. It’s a wonderful feeling of accomplishment and personal satisfaction to have an idea of something or a way to interpret something and to produce or create it–-sharing the beauty of this thing–-regardless of whether it is a thought that is shared or a sight or a way of seeing.
With still-life work, I am intrigued by options of design and light and color and enjoy translating that to create a painterly impression. With abstract work, I usually have an elementary idea then allow it to grow as I go along. It is completely developmental--one thing building on another. The project feeds on itself until it is what it is.
I continue to explore many diverse visual art forms. This is exciting and I am enthused, and my Gemini nature is challenged to do several things at once. I work towards personal satisfaction, acceptance and recognition by the art community and the public.
I prefer to sell through my sites using PayPal. It is quick, easy and secure. If you prefer checks we can discuss by email.
As soon as payment is confirmed your painting will be shipped, properly packed, by the best way possible according to your requirements for approximately $10. depending on size, etc.
If your purchase does not meet your expectations it can certainly be returned within 3 days for a refund minus shipping costs with prior arrangement by email.
7 Alnette Rd.
Merrimac MA 01860
See links to my blogs and social and sales sites.
I enjoy the chance to pay-it-forward and conduct classes at my home. I specialize in explaining the basics and work with students on a program that covers Design Elements, Principles of Design, Principles of Organization and Compositional Techniques. Color mixing and brush techniques are stressed as well. My class website may give you more information.
I may be interested in projects of various types: portraits of people, pets or houses, or murals of various sizes and subjects.
I make floating frames from molding I have made at a local mill.
I have had three solo shows in the recent past and participate in various charitable auctions. I have shown my work at various art associations and have won several awards. I use the internet for additional exposure.
Winter Juried Show 1
Newburport Art Association
Jan. 9 to 31.
People Painting People - The Merrimacians.
A show at the Merrimac Public Library of portrait paintings, my project, that included a dozen other artists and a total of 61 portraits. Feb & March 2015.
Winter Juried Show 2
Newburport Art Association
Feb. 6 to 28.
18th Annual Newburyport Regional Juried Show, May 1 to June 6.
Union Crossing Studios - Crawl
Rockport Contributors Show March
painting trips 2015:
Visited Santa Fe and Scottsdale in August.
Various museum visits, Hokusai at MFA Boston; Clark, Addison.
painting trips 2016: