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Selected Biography

1957          BORN -  VIRGINIA, USA

1974          ART STUDENTS LEAGUE, NYC

1976          DEERFIELD ACADEMY, MASSACHUSETTS

1978          SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE

1980-85    PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOBILE RACE DRIVER

1981           S.C.C.A. FORMULA ATLANTIC NATIONAL CHAMPION

2002          ESCAPE STUDIOS, LONDON

2003          NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL / DRAWING MARATHON

2005          BUILT STUDIO IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

2016          ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDEN EXHIBIT

2016          NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL SOLO EXHIBIT

2017          CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM OF ART EXHIBIT

2018          CENTER FOR CREATIVE EDUCATION, WEST PALM BEACH, FL. EXHIBIT

2018          STUDIO 1608, WEST PALM BEACH, FL. EXHIBIT

2018 PALM BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER, WEST PALM BEACH, FL. EXHIBIT

2018 MM FINE ART, SOUTHAMPTON, NY. EXHIBIT

 

 

 

Permanent Collections

Coral Spring Museum of Art

Tufts University Gallery 

Colorado Springs Museum of Art

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida

 

 

 

Creative Process

"I like things that are different.  That is what fascinates me about abstract art; the mystery of it.  For the most part I think I know what I am looking at as I go about my daily routine, and that is reassuring.  Especially when I am out navigating the byways and the skyways.  Yet I yearn to discover new worlds, otherworldly type worlds that are lurking in the deeper recesses of the mind.  I glimpse these worlds from time to time.  It may come in the middle of the night, a vision, unidentifiable, yet lovely shapes appear and I don't have a clue what they are.  What is so tantalizing to me is the endless possibilities of what they can be and I feel compelled to flesh them out and capture them on paper, on canvas, or as a 3D object.

To me, the most powerful art is that which connects within me before I even start or analyze it through thought.  It is not anything I can understand or describe by thinking but something that when I look at it I am filled with awe and wonderment.  This is what I experience when I stand in the presence of the great works of art that have come before.

Creating art is my opportunity to experience the realm of the abstract mind in a very inmate way.  From a practical standpoint the challenge is in transforming that vision into physical form.  This is what goes on in the studio.  With the strokes that I change and adjust constantly until it gives me that mysterious quality that I am looking for.  The sculpture usually starts with a sketch but goes through its own metamorphosis necessary in converting the 2D drawing to a 3D object.  During this process I strive to create beauty, balance and other aesthetic elements but somehow the work always takes on a life of its own.  It just seems to happen despite the endless struggles I experience through the creative process.

In the end I am an observer as much as anything else."