I consider myself a regionalist painter. Similar in philosophy as Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton and Andrew Wyeth. Instead of attaching themselves to a particular movement, they pushed their art into an individualist pursuit.
About 35 years ago I started out to be a graphic designer. My tenure in that workforce was short lived and in retrospect I never liked design as much as fine arts. I have been painting on a daily basis now for around twenty years. I like the idea of being versatile with my skills, and I try not to limit myself to one particular subject matter. Having good drawing skills
is important to me, and i believe it is an asset to all kinds of disciplines.
From 1978 to 1982, The State University of New York at Buffalo, a concentration in Communications Design.
I received a B.F.A.
From 2007 to 2009, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a concentration in painting and drawing.
I received a second B.F.A.
I have also taken classes in continuing education at the Art Students League, Pratt University, Kalamazoo Institute of arts and North Central Michigan College.
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Please view my resume for events, awards, grants and exhibitions.