I love the smell of turpentine in the morning. I love the viscosity and lusciousness of oil paint.
Its rich color. Slow drying time.
Painting, for me, is always an interweaving of thought and instinct.
The underpainting is most important - to keep in mind what lies beneath as my brushes begin the process of concealing and revealing.
Life humming at the cellular level; dying stars and dark energy; paranormal experiences - the "more than meets the eye" of life (and death) are what inform my work. In a sense, every painting I make is a self-portrait.
1993 “Prima Materia” - Jan Weiss Gallery, NYC
1991 “Beyond Reason” - Jan Weiss Gallery, NYC
1989 Masters Thesis Show - University Center Gallery, Adelphi Univ., Garden City, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 “Small Wonders II”, Juried Show (Tyler Stallings, Juror), Pharmaka Art, LA, CA
2002 Pomona Valley Art Assoc., Juried Show, Recipient of Herb Hafif Award, Pomona, CA
1998 “Mirar L.A.”, Juried Exhibition (Frank Romero, Juror), El Pueblo Gallery, LA, CA.
1998 Group Show, Arroyo Art Collective, Arroyo Seco Library, LA, CA
1996 "Black & White", Group Show, Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY.
1996 42nd Annual Juried Competition, Heckscher Museum, NY.
1996 "Geometries", Group Show, Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY
1995 Group Show, Jan Weiss Gallery, NYC.
1995 Pier Show III, Brooklyn Waterfront, Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY.
1995 41st Annual Juried Competition (Thom. Sokolowski, Juror), Heckscher Museum, NY.
1995 1st Annual Snee Art Collective, Snee Art Space, Jersey City, NJ
1994 “In Search of the Spirit”, Hastings-on-the Hudson, NY.
1994 39th Annual Juried Competition, Heckscher Museum, NY.
1994 LECTURE “Art A La Carte”, slide presentation at Heckscher Museum, NY
1992 20th Nat'l. Juried Competition (Phyllis Braff, Juror), Firehouse, Gallery, NY.
1992 University Center Gallery, Adelphi Univ., Garden City, NY
1991 "Honour The Land", Jan Weiss Gallery, NYC.
1991 "Mirrors in Art", Spazi Fine Art, Housatonic, MA
1990 "Reams of Pleasure", Works on Paper Group Show, Jan Weiss Gallery, NYC.
1990 35th Annual Juried Competition (Nell Blain, Juror), Heckscher Museum, NY
1989 National Works on Paper Competition, Firehouse Gallery, , NY.
1989 Tri-County Open Competition, Long Island University, NY.
1989 34th Annual Juried Competition (Donald Kuspit, Juror), Heckscher Museum, NY.
1989 Group Show, Manhattan Center Gallery, Adelphi Univ., NYC
1988 University Center Gallery, Adelphi Univ.
1987 18th Open Juried Competition, Firehouse Gallery, Garden City, NY
1985 "Self-Portraits", Group show, Ollantay Gallery, Queens, NY
1983 "Queens Artists", four-artist exhibition, Ollantay Gallery, Queens, NY
Dr. David Edwards, NY, NY
Peter C. Dubois, NY, NY
Adjunct Lecturer of Art
Dept. of Art & Art History
Adelphi University 1/91-8/95
MA – Adelphi University
BA – NY Institute of Technology