Artist Statement

I feel privileged to say that I have been an artist my whole life.

 

I’ve been fortunate to have been constantly surrounded by people who encouraged my art. As a kid I drew a book based on a pencil named Henry -- yes, a pencil -- and its journey as it grew smaller.  And, I guess that's where it all began.

 

Because drawing and painting came to me naturally, in later years I was able to go to art school.  And, amazingly enough, I've had a very successful and rewarding career spanning three decades as a graphic artist because of my passion for all things art.

 

Ultimately, it was graphic design that motivated me to pursue painting as a serious career in the arts.  In fact, my journey has included myriad techniques using pencil, watercolors, oils and stained glass.  These days I work predominantly in water-based oil paint and, even more recently, I’ve been working in smaller watercolors.

 

My work has been showcased in juried shows in Massachusetts and New York, and I've also been an active painter and committee member at the Copley Society of Art in Boston.

 

I like to capture those often-overlooked elements in our daily routines.  In the right light, or angle, these somewhat mundane cityscapes -- from building facades to vintage signs -- come to life for me and I feel moved to capture those perspectives and share them.

 

When I see that same sense of intrigue and delight in a person's reaction to my art, as when I first experienced the subject myself, it's at those moments when I feel the most fulfilled and rewarded.

 

And to think, it all started with a pencil.

Affiliations

The Copley Society of Art: Boston  2012 - Present

Boston Art Inc.  2013 - Present

Member of International Guild of Realism  2017 - Present

Gallery Exhibitions

Spring Bull Gallery Group Show, Newport, RI, All Hands on Deck    2018

Solo Exhibition, Urban Vision, The Copley Society of Art    2016

The Copley Society of Art, Boston Private Bank Offsite Exhibit    2012

New Art on Newbury, Newbury Street, Boston, MA    2007 - 2010

 

Juried Exhibitions

The Copley Society of Art, Fall Members Show: Unity    2020

The Copley Society of Art, Summer Members Show: Summer Reflections    2020

The Copley Society of Art, Winter Members Show: Full Spectrum    2020

George Billis Gallery, NYC Summer Invitational Show    2019

The Copley Society of Art,Summer Members Show: RE/VISION    2019

The Copley Society of Art, Winter Members Show, Renewal    2019

The Copley Society of Art,  Along the Charles    2018

The Copley Society of Art, In the Style Of    2018

The Copley Society of Art, National Maritime Show, AT SEA    2017

Bromfield Gallery, 12x12 Holiday Show    2017

The Copley Society of Art, Portraits in the Now    2017

Winfield Gallery, 12th Annual International Guild of Realism Show    2017

George Billis Gallery, NYC Summer Invitational Show    2017

The Copley Society of Art, Structures & Remnants Landscape and the Human Presence at Cape Cod Museum of Art    2015

The Copley Society of Art, Grit: Urban Landscape    2014

The Art Essex Gallery, January Invitational Exhibition    2014

The Copley Society of Art, Winter Visions    2014

South Shore Art Center, Cool – Merit Award    2013

The Copley Society of Art, Cambridge on Canvas    2013

The Copley Society of Art, The Sound of Color    2013

North Valley Art League 29th Annual National Show    2012

The Copley Society of Art, Distant Shores    2012

Bromfield Gallery, 12x12 Holiday Show    2009, 2010

South Shore Art Center, Score! – Merit Award    2010

South Shore Art Center, Planes, Trains and Automobiles    2001