Born in 1939, I began to draw at the age of 5, first copying comic
book covers, then drawing our pets, and copying pictures of animals
from magazines. I took up oils as a young teenager without formal
instruction, but with the encouragement and private tutelage from my art instructor in high
school. I had a duel major in biology (pre-med) and art at Wesleyan
University. When I presented my portfolio of paintings from high
school, the Art Department waived my "art 101" requirements, and gave
me my own studio where I received one-on-one instruction in oil
painting during my junior and senior years. There were only 5 such
private studios on campus, even for Art majors.
Medicine is a jealous
mistress, and I found little time for painting until I retired from active
practice 3 years ago. I took up where I left off, but was more clumsy
than I had imagined. I practiced with photographic realism, until I
regained confidence, allowing my evolution into philosophical
abstraction. I have been encouraged and received some mentoring from
Portland artist, John Harper.
I created this web site to display some of my paintings. I hope you enjoy
them. I invite comments, and constructive criticism. Most paintings
are for sale.
background music is by Philip Glass, whose music I use as inspiration
for many paintings.