FORMAL EDUCATION: BS, MS Engineering
CORPORATE CAREER: 10 years, starting as foreman and becoming VP, Gen. Mgr of a medium size manufacturing company
ARTIST CAREER: to date 34 years
— at 26, began first self-taught wood sculptures
— at 32, began studying part time for 3 years with Russian Emigre artist Shimon Okshtyn learning the underlying principles of how the old masters drew and the beginnings of how to paint with oil
— at 33, ended business career to work full-time practicing to draw and paint
— my intent was to learn to create work that expresses what is beautiful, meaningful and relevant
— this process from beginning to a mature original vision has taken 33 years
I have not drawn recent portraits. Each is from a different year.
Some obviously a different decade.
I an indebted to these friends for their years of patiently posing,
assisting me to learn how to draw a portrait.