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, and Costa Vavagiakis. I continue my League studies via Zoom with Kamila Talbot.
During my years in Brooklyn NY, I was an active member of Flatbush Artists and Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition; the latter group still hosts my work for sale on Artsy.net. I also exhibited at the Manhattan Borough President's Office, the Bronx Art Factory, 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've become a board member of Quimper Arts here in Port Townsend, and am active with Plein Air Washington Artists and the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists.
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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