Artist / Creative (Individual)

My paintings are directly informed by the Impressionists/Abstract Expressionists. I best express my most passionate realities, (the story beneath ordinary everyday life things), producing on canvas much of what people feel when they get religious.. I tightrope my way in without a net underneath, looking for spatial relationships right away; the color finds the shape, creates the volume between colors. How I place shapes together becomes the structure, ‘(where’ they exist in space in relationship to each other). The picture plane in the paintings changes constantly through the volume that color creates, (in a constant state of relational movement). What one thinks is coming forward then shoots back in relationship to something else coming forward. Each of my paintings represents a crystallized chunk of formal experience, while being very personal at the same time. My paintings are earthy, rock-like, and weighty, and yet they have in them the rhythm of the sea.  I am a nature painter; the nature “out there” coupled with my own internal landscape. My inner finds the equivalent “out there.” Each painting has immediacy to it, but takes time to complete. The painting is the consequence of technique and skill brought about by the concept.


Primary Discipline

Visual/Crafts - Painting

Additional Disciplines

Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Plastic


Arts in Healthcare
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Residency - Other
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Portfolio Review


  • Individual Artist Grant, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation 2018
  • The Artist’s Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, 2012
  • The Haven Foundation, Maine 2011 + 2008
  • George Sugarman Foundation Grant Award, 2007
  • Puffin Foundation, New Jersey 2007
  • Kittredge Fund Grant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2000
  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award, New York City, 1990 & 1997 & 2004
  • Amherst Arts Council Grant Award to teach and lecture, 1990
  • Esther & Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Grant Award, New York City, 1988
  • Artists Space, New York City, 1987
  • Massachusetts Cultural Alliance Award, 1985
  • Ludwig Vogelstein Grant Award, New York City, 1984
  • Salmagundi Artists’ Fellowships, New York City, 1983 & 1988
  • U.S. Information Agency Grant Award, Vermont, Partners of the Americas, to paint, exhibit, travel, lecture, and teach at the University
  • Blanche E. Colman Grant Award, Boston Safe Deposit & Trust Bank, Boston, 1981-2
  • Partial Scholarship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1968
  • Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant
  • Artists’ Fellowship, New York City 2013, 2011 + 2008


  • MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, BFA Pratt Institute, NY

Professional Associations

  • Five College Inc., Associate Member

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 2019
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, County-wide, Surrounding Counties/Region, State-wide, Surrounding States/Region, Nationally, Internationally