I was born in Long Island, New York. There I studied art at the primary and secondary levels before moving to Sarasota, Florida in 1977 to continue my studies at Ringling College of Art and Design.
Since that time, I have honed my craft, specializing in watercolor and painted furniture. I began teaching my unique artistic outlook to students at varies schools and galleries.
In 1995 I opened my own art school in Sarasota, where I taught children and adults of all ages and skill levels. In 1997 I purchased and renovated a 1905 Victorian House. Still teaching and adding other artist to teach oils, mosaics, photography,pottery, jewelry and other crafts. Along with a gallery for myself and local artist with a custom framing shop. I have also done workshops in Hawaii.
I use many different mediums, such as watercolor, acrylics, ink and pastels. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style. Because I teach I am always experimenting with new techniques. I strive to develop comprehensive insights into watercolor painting, so that, regardless of my students specific interests, I can provide instruction which they find helpful.
I create art because it comes naturally to me. Art has always been a big part of my life, even before I based my career on it. When I paint I am at peace with myself and my surroundings.
The subjects I choose vary. I look for things that are pleasing to the eye.I enjoy painting florals, animals and contemporary abstract compositions. I feel exploration in this regard is important for my growth as an artist.. I want viewers to feel good when they look at my artwork. I particularly love to use vibrant colors. I find that highly coloristic works promote a feeling of happiness.
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