Creativity has been a constant passion throughout my life. As I have always lived on the coast, I have a strong emotional response not only to the beauty of our coastal seas and lands, but I have also developed a deeper understanding of how these sustain us and are necessary to our daily lives. As I paint I find these coastal areas particularly magnificent and inspirational.
Born by the shore in Stamford, CT, it was also this proximity to New York which afforded me the opportunity to study and paint in the City’s abundant art world, from abstract to landscape. From this I am primarily self-taught, yet I have had considerable study with Kirill Doron, a former University of Moscow professor of painting. He practiced and taught a form of realism which merged rather nicely with and served as a strong basis for the considerable further study I pursued with John Stobart, who taught the proper Royal Academy techniques of classical realism. Further study with several other of the best Landscape and Coastal artists of the day brought me to where I wished to be in a contemporary sense.