Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Greater Philadelphia Area Cultural Alliance
Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts
After I painted (Perfect Pear), (image below) I grew a sense of desire to explore
go into various types of abstract (The Dawn of More) / (image below) yet came to the position that to me abstract is to create color balance, to orchestrate in a manner that
all the colors sing. So that is where my artistic sensibilities are today.
When I start a work, I still start on Baltic Birch Plywood because I enjoy immediate
Brush response and cover with a layer of Fine Belgium Linen then adhere with
Rabbit Skin Glue Gesso. I do this because I know that Rembrandt did the same
approach however he used Lead White to bring the canvas to white. Then I am
assured of following the laws of permanence.
I also use only the finest of pigments, Old Holland, Winsor Newton, Holbein and so forth.
That to me is beauty, to get off with a running start that I have adhered to the laws and
all I do assures permanence.
Image Below "Daphne" 40" X 40" 5/20/2020
Image Below, The Dawn of More 40" x 40" / Abstract
Image Below Perfect Pear 24" X 24"
Delicious Apple 36" X 36"
Pitete Pear, 26"w X 38"h ~Oil on Linen mounted on Baltic Birch Panel
Great Bosc 50"w X 40"h
The Great Fallen Bosc, 40"h X50"w
The Great Bosc Pear, 40"w X 50"h, 2017
Three Pears, 50" w X 40"h - 2017
Red Explosion 48" w X 36"h - 2017,
The Sapphire Growler 36"w X 24"h - 2017,
ALL PAINTINGS ARE COPYRIGHT
Born Philadelphia 1961, Attended The
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 1982 - 1986 CFA.
Graduated The University of Pennsylvania with a BFA in 1995. PAFA, MFA, 2004.
Currently paints in his studio.