My origin as a painter begins in New York in the mid-sixties where I studied drawing, painting and illustration at the Art Students League for four years. I later obtained a BFA circa 1971 and a MFA in 1973 with high honors from San Francisco Art Institute.
My career as an artist has taken me far and wide from the weighty demands as a free-lance commercial illustrator for top international corporations like Microsoft and Fujitsu to the aesthetic concerns of my personal artistic identity through the making of paintings, drawings and sculpture.
The whole idea that drives me in general terms remains the development of a strong personal aesthetic point of view. In other words, through a life-time of visual cultural accumulations, development of procedural methods and sensibilities I have attempted to synthesize that which can only be explained through force, form, and color.
The spectrum of the work is diverse, to include drawing and painting of traditional floral imagery, neo-abstraction and systemic industrial ideation, i.e. conceptual art, co-mingled with the benefit and profound influence of my wife Mias knowledge and expertise of digital and photographic technology.
Over the years emerged my interest in mediums that generate a more contemporary sensibility, to include lacquers, pigmented inks, colored pencils, enamels, and tactical use of airbrush.
My work has been exhibited widely from the East to the West Coast, including the Oakland Museum and included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Tours and Travel Program.
Aside from my mixed media paintings and sculpture being collected privately, my work is also in major international and corporate collections, such as Hanes and Rene di Rosa Foundation, which claim the most significant and ambitious collection of West Coast art in the world.
I consider it a great privilege to collaborate with designers and consultants to accommodate all projects in terms of size and color, or unique site-specific installations.