After many years of letting visual arts take a back seat to other pursuits, in 2014 I made painting and drawing a major focus of my life.
I started studying at the Art Students League of New York in 2015 and became a member a year later. League teachers who contributed a lot to my development include Mary Beth McKenzie, with whom I studied for several years, as well as Nicholas Evans-Cato, Karen O'Neil , Sherry Camhy, Costa Vavagiakis and Kamila Talbot.
During my years in Brooklyn NY, I was an active member of Flatbush Artists and Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition; I am currently exhibiting at the Center for Appellate Litigation in Manhattan thanks to BWAC's coordination. I also exhibited at the Manhattan Borough President's Office, the Bronx Art Factory, Postcards from the Edge in Chelsea and the Living Gallery in Brooklyn.
At the end of 2020 my partner and I moved to Port Townsend, WA, where he had lived for many years.. I'm now involved with the arts community of the town and region.. I'm a board member of Quimper Arts here in Port Townsend, and am active with Plein Air Washington Artists, the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists and the Northwest Watercolor Society.
As an environmentalist and long-time participant in such projects as Bookcrossing, Freecycle and the Really Really Free Market, I'd love to see hand-made works of art accessible to all. I have done barters, long-term loans and outright gifts. Long live mutual aid.
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