Valley Stream, NY
Born 1949 New York City. MFA Queens College, past experience as printmaking instructor, multiple exhibits in the New York area with several awards for printmaking. Day job with the Social Security Administration, with occasional time off to draw some pictures and take photographs. Most recently - - 2nd prize for graphics, White Plains juried art fair and a single person exhibit at the Hewlett Woodmere Public Library of recent prints and photos.
My initial experience was as a printmaker, creating mostly black and white engravings and etchings, with images that ranged from realistic to surreal. It became difficult to maintain a bulky etching press with inks and acids around little kids, so I started to look around for an alternate way of printmaking. Now I use a computer to obtain a similar effect - drawing lines and painting tones, striving for realism, evocative images, elegant lines, dark shadows and rich textures. I work only from my own original sketches and photos. I hope to capture something meaningful in the people and places I draw. Influences range from Rembrandt, Durer, Redon, Daumier, Whistler, Hopper, and Walt Kelly.
Lately I have also exhibited some of my photographs, both digital and film photography. With a camera, I am also looking for something unusual, uncommon, a little different in the people and places I shoot.