I live in upstate New York near the Finger Lakes Region. My formal education is in the sciences and mathematics. As a college professor my academic work focused on how we interpret and understand our visual world through light, color, shading, form and texture.
I draw inspiration for my art from my lifelong study of the natural world and my life experiences. Nature can evoke both strong positive and negative emotions. My current work expresses my interpretation of the world in a somewhat abstract form. I explore how and why we are emotionally affected by the combinations of patterns, shapes and colors.
One of the most important aspects of my work is the actual design process. All of my work begins with a pencil and paper sketch. Once I formulate an idea for an art object, I explore and investigate the idea through variations in shape and materials resulting in a series of artwork. To enhance the emotional response of a particular piece I may selectively add color. I have worked with a wide range of mediums. Wood with its natural beauty is the ideal medium for my current work.
I create each piece myself in my workshop studio in upstate New York. I have sold pieces of my work to collectors throughout the United States and internationally. Each piece is unique and is dated and signed.
BS University at Buffalo
MS University at Buffalo
PhD University of Maryland