Statement: As a new transplant from the Connecticut coast between NYC and New Haven (Yale) it’s been interesting trying to internalize the indigenous codes and colors. This is a unique part of the country.
I have been creating art since before I can remember. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved with my family to Dallas, Texas where I spent a very happy childhood through most of the 1960’s. At 11 years old I was kidnapped by my parents and taken to the State of Connecticut where I spent the next 50 years figuring a way to return home.
In my captivity I entered the art program at The University of Connecticut where I studied with noted printmaker William Majors and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in Graphic Design and a concentration in Printmaking. Post-graduation (and in lieu of grad school) I spent six years working at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
I became an art teacher and spent 26 years teaching in the Connecticut Public School system. Along the way, I gained a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut with a focus on drawing. Upon retirement and when no one was looking, I effected my escape back to the loving arms of Texas where my wife and I are putting down roots just as fast as we can.