I live and paint in Eugene, Oregon in the beautiful Willamette Valley filled with liberal-minded thinkers, old hippies and expats from far and wide. It is affectionately referred to as the "last bastion of the terminally hip." A long way from my roots in Pleasantville, New York, it has been my home for over 37 years. My lifetime love of art has led me through a variety of structured and unstructured art experiences. I remember wanting to be an artist since the age of four. In the 70s and 80s I attended college art classes at Drake University in, Des Moines, Iowa, State University of New York at Purchase, University of Iowa and Lane Community college here in Eugene. I have worked as an artist and picture framer for much of my life.
Most of my art is created with acrylic paint and color paper. I use the paper as a base or block to create texture and often allow some of the color to show through the paint layers. My surfaces are either panel or canvas. The paint may be applied on top of the paper or below, whichever suits the piece. I do not consider my work to be collage, it is not the intent.