I am known for my detailed colored pencil drawings. Colored pencil has been my choice of artist’s tool for more than 35 years.
Mid-career, I concentrated my efforts on Fantasy art: fairies, dragons and all things whimsical, imaginative and humorous.
I am currently focused on a series of daily drawings, utilizing the computer and Google Maps Street View to locate subject matter. The computer affords me the opportunity to ‘travel’ the world from my desktop and draw subjects and locations that I would not otherwise be able to experience.
My art tends to be representational, but not photorealistic, and I find that my use of color and composition allows a portion of my work to be considered expressionistic. For me, composition in an art piece is more important than subject matter, materials, or size.
My influences have been lifelong, beginning with children’s books illustrated by Garth Williams, Feodor Rojankovsky and Gertrude Elliott. Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Gustav Klimt, Norman Rockwell, Walt Disney, and N. C. Wyeth were later artistic influences.
I studied at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and began creating artwork professionally in 1976.