About the Artist
A little about me...
I presently reside in Yaroomba near the town of Coolum Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
I have been consistently producing art work for a good portion of my life. I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and an Art Education Certificate from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. I have taught Art at Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels for a number of years, but have since retired.
I was born and raised in the city of Chicago, but since 1996 I live and work in Australia .
My artistic influences are pretty eclectic. I am thoroughly steeped in the history of western art from ancient to modern and I have explored thoroughly the art of ancient Greece, Roman, Sumerian, Egyptian and later Middle Eastern art as well. My work can vary from the abstract to the strictly academic, from the surreal to the illustrative. I paint what I feel like painting in whatever style I wish. Within these parameters though you will see a consistency of approach. My academic background and extensive travel throughout the world informs my work on a continual basis.
I have exhibited at three different galleries as well as the odd show here and there.
I have roughly 3,000 works on paper including paintings, drawings, prints and various mixed media. Then there are the oil paintings on canvas, paper and board. I also have numerous sculptures in cast bronze, aluminum, silver, brass, gold, as well as ceramic. I am also a jeweler with an extensive number of pieces that I have cast and fabricated in silver, gold, copper and bronze. But wait, I also work in the digital realm as a video editor with work on YouTube and on my website. While pursuing my Art degrees I worked as a cutting edge VJ in a number of Chicago nightclubs during the ’80s and into the ’90s, garnering a lot of press during then and even now. I have not factored in all of the photographic work which runs into the thousands also…