Born on a farm in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania, I spent my formative years there during the 1950s and 60s, sketching and painting from nature. After studying fine art at Penn State University and finishing my MFA in studio art at Ohio University in 1973, I relocated to New York City. Over the years, while raising a family and working for an international fine art packing company, I continued developing my art portfolio, especially photo-realistic aquatint etchings of images from old family photos, and nudes on paper in charcoal and pastel.
I retired from art transport in 2003 and moved back to the farm where I grew up. After a decade focused on the demanding details of restoring the old homestead, I have returned to my studio to begin producing a new body of work. Having worked in many styles and media, including hard-edge realism paintings in oil, etchings and photography, for the past twenty years I have concentrated almost exclusively on figurative drawings, especially drawings of the human figure in charcoal and pastel in the tradition of Edgar Degas, Lucian Freud and others.
I have participated in shows at the Knickerbocker Gallery in New York City; the Sundance Gallery in Bridgehampton, New York; the first worldwide art Biennale in Florence, Italy; and in New Hope, Pennsylvania at the Netherfield Gallery and in the SideTracks Gallery’s popular Naked in New Hope show. My art has also been purchased for at least a dozen private collections, including one bequeathed to Yale University by pre-eminent 20th century collector, Richard Brown Baker.
All of the drawings featured on my website are for sale. They are high-quality works executed on different colors of hand-made paper from Italy and range in price from $400-2,400, depending on the size of the work and whether it is a quick sketch or a study. Serious buyers are invited to view my art in person by contacting me through my website.