Graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts I have been painting in oils since1980s. In my portraits I capture glimpses of people and animals, hinting at the soul, personality and substance.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, any time. It pokes me on the shoulder. Notice this or that. Capture it. Make it mine.
I use oil paint primarily. Some work is mixed media.. I start with a drawing on the surface, than add washes of color. For me I must fill the entire canvas first pass . This serves as the under painting to build upon. Then layer up dark to light. To dry and again. My work is a series of mistakes corrected. Or maybe left there for interest