I was born in Philadelphia on May 18, 1957 and raised in Cherry Hill, NJ. In 1969, my family moved to Montgomery County, PA. For 35 years, I lived in the neighboring towns of Jenkintown and Glenside. I am now married and reside in Elkton, MD, where I have established myself as a local artist.
I have been involved in fine arts since I was eight years old. Formally trained at both the Studio School of Art and Design and the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia, I continued with workshops at the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA). I consider myself to be a landscape and still life artist, working mainly in oils. As an artist, the learning process never ends. I try to keep myself open to new ideas and new techniques. This attitude of always trying to improve is what keeps me painting. My work is “representa- tional with an impressionistic flair” and is constantly evolving. My objective is to capture the subtle nuances of light within a subject.
My work has been in numerous exhibits in PA, NJ, DE, and MD. At the Louisa Melrose Gallery, I won two ribbons. In December 1998 and in September 2005, I was featured in the Artist’s Magazine in their Art Clinic Section. My work was in the sales and rental gallery at the Philadelphia Art Museum. I have received three Honorable Mentions. Two private collectors have three of my oil paintings each. I have had the opportunity to establish myself with commissioned works and gallery representation.