I have earned a B.A. from Plattsburgh State University in Sociology/Human Services and a B.A. from Stony Brook University in Studio Art and Art History. I have worked as a commissioned artist for over 15 years.
My emphasis in Fine Art is in “exploring the expression of emotion' in landscapes, figure painting, portrait art, and still life’s. My work has been displayed at various galleries throughout NY and may also be found in numerous private collections.
Presently I am an instructor at my Miller Place Studio and The Phoenix Gallery in Bellport NY where I run instructional painting sessions in a studio environment. These sessions are designed for both the beginner and experienced artist alike offering great art talk, critiquing, and individualized instruction as needed. Private lessons are available upon request.
In combining my love of people and my love of art, I offer a “Create your own Masterpiece” painting event whereby I instruct a group of friends or business associates in the step by step process to complete a painting in a 2 hour session. These "Paint and Sip" sessions take place at my studio as well as several other off site local facilities. A complete list of events can be found on my professional website. The environment is relaxed and social, designed to promote success, no painting experience needed. As a corporate team building event-associates also accomplish a group cooperative painting which will then hang in a common area within the workplace for all to admire.
I presently serve as a Brookhaven Arts and Humanities council Board Member and have served as President of the North Shore Art Guild for several years previously. In doing so I am in part responsible for coordinating the display of Art throughout several venues, coordinating annual juried and membership shows, organizing instructional demonstrations with artists involved in a variety of mediums, organizing monthly 'Still Life' painting sessions, and providing members with information with respect to upcoming exhibit opportunities. I have acted as juror for both landscape exhibits and figure and faces exhibits. I am a member of the various local Arts organizations and act as Art Agent for several local artist exhibiting at private facilities.