• In brief …

    I draw and paint what I see around me.  My  urban scenes – abstracted and imaginary – feed on the skylines and bustle of major cities, the tall spires, shop windows, street trees, and other familiar features.

    I also do figurative work, derived from people I see in parks and pubs, on city streets, at music and theatrical events, and other places, chiefly in Washington where I have lived in the Dupont Circle neighborhood more than 45 years.   Another favorite subject is natural landscapes inspired by travel and nearby vistas.

    My sketchbook is ever at the ready.  I have filled hundreds, as well as loose sheets of paper, with drawings in ink, wash, graphite, and conte crayon of skylines, landscapes, figures, music, theater, and art.  For some ink drawings, back home, I add color with washes.

    Beginning in 1993, I took painting and related courses in the Open Program of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the last several years working with Washington artist William Christenberry.  In 1996, I was awarded the Corcoran‘s Linda Rosenbaum Scholarship for “talent and artistic excellence.”

    Gallery plan b (www.galleryplanb.com) on Washington’s 14th Street corridor showed my art for 10 years, often in group shows. It closed the end of June 2015, showing my paintings and drawings in a 4 day solo show before closing.  In September 2015, I joined Studio Gallery, a co-op more than 50 years old with about 40 local artists working in a variety of media.  Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R Street in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.  In January 2017, I became treasurer and joined the board of directors.  (See www.studiogallerydc.com.) I have shown regularly, mostly in group shows.   My first solo outing was November 2018.  See the “Links” page for a 17 minute video interview in which I talk about my work, my artistic inspirations and influences, my background, and more.

    My art also can be sampled online at Washington Project for the Arts’ website, www.wpadc.org, under “Find Artists.”

    I have exhibited in Washington since 1997.  My work is in collections in the Washington area, in New York and San Francisco, in Los Angeles, Aspen, Sanibel, Boston and elsewhere in New England.

    I work in the environmental field, having previously studied architecture at the University of Michigan, which explains, in part, my fascination with urban themes in art.