I like people!
I find their condition, feelings, dreams, and aspirations interesting, consequential, and with value. I see people as intriguing even when they think they are not. My art is a small attempt to capture those glimpses, both when we let the world in and when we prefer to keep it out. My growth as an artist was started at the Germaine School of Photography in New York. It has been continued through the unending patience and inspiration of Joe Clark and Ken Luce at San Jacinto College; Ken Mazzu, Patrick Palmer, Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak, and Arthur Turner at the MFAH Glassell School of Art, and many classmates and friends. I have grown to love the use of Mixed Media and have gravitated towards acrylic, charcoal, and paper collage as my present preferences.
I was born in New York City 68 years ago, and have been a Houston resident for over 30 years. I have been blessed with a loving wife, two beautiful children, and five grand children, who I adore. A complete list of the Artists I enjoy and draw inspiration from would be too long, but a few are Alice Neel, Amedeo Modigliani, Charles White, John Biggers, Bert Long, Lucien Freud, and Elizabeth Catlett.
I have had the privilege of being able to contribute works for exhibitions at the San Jacinto College Library, several VAA Juried exhibitions, two City Wide African American Exhibitions sponsored by MFAH and TSU, the Jung Center, M2 Gallery, and the exhibition space at West Gray Dental.