I currently reside in Boston, NY painting primarily large abstract oils and watercolors based on the color schemes of song birds and landscape.
1970-1980 - As a youth I began using watercolor exclusively in a photo realistic manner. While attending Nichols High SchooI was introduced to the acrylic medium by teacher Grace Mckendry. While attending Miami University I took my techniques to a more non-representational level when professor/mentor Alex McKibbin introduced me to the abstract expressionist movement.
1981-1990 - I began painting abstract landscapes based on color field theories. While abstract in nature, they still maintained a realistic notion of horizon/sky/land while maintaining the transparent qualities of my watercolor techniques.
1991-1993 - I embarked on a series of Cityscapes that became even more expressionistic by depicting the chaos and tension of the city environment in which I lived.
1994-2002 - I moved into the countryside and began painting landscape again only with a more minimalist approach. Using maps as springboards, I flattened form even further by taking the aerial format of maps as the starting point for my paintings.
2003 to present - I joined a local volunteer wildlife rehabilitaion group and began rehabbing injured wildlife. The result of my direct interaction with animals has caused the direction of my work to revolve around the color schemes of animals (primarily song birds). While my recent work is exclusively abstract, the themes I choose for each painting is based on specie specific color combinations and movements.
Music, Wildlife rehabilitating, Cycling, Bird watching, Science, Travel, Yoga, and of course my Jeeps!