Born: Kittery, Maine
Living in and around Philadelphia all my life.
University of the Arts 1976 - 1980.
Commercial Art Director, Illustrator and Graphic Designer since 1976.
Transition to Fine Art began in 2008.
An outdoor walk in nature, a strol down an unfamiliar street, or internet surfing on Flickr, Tumblr and Instagram—this is what inspires me. Snapping a photo or taking screen shot with my smartphone. I create an electronic sketchbook of images. It leads to a wealth of stored ideas that soon become my art. My paintings are the merger of many pictures and ideas, composed and simplified as a trained designer, painted onto board or canvas to form my final painting.
Collected images are a visual reference to plot out my painting with my brush and paint. The beginning is an underpainting, which is a middle ground color. An outline drawing is then created on top of the middle ground color. The painting now looks like a cartoon. The process continues to be rendered to form the image. Completion, is a culmination of old techniques of painting and the new technology of electronic media as reference. This juxtaposition of old and new is the essence of the images I create.