Memory is a tricky thing. Despite that, I rely a great deal on my own.
I think being born in the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains had its influence on me as did moving to the Montana/Canadian border, to upstate NY, to the Atlantic coast and on to the glorious shores of Lake Michigan.
As Simon Schama observes in his book Landscape and Memory, "I think the most intensely felt landscapes are the ones we walk through as a child. The dreamlike version is a place of effortless, bucolic sweetness. The nightmare version is a slightly scary, sinister, dense place.”
I have had many fine teachers over the years. Two stand out in my memory: Milton Glazer, at the School of Visual Art helped me think and see and Dr. Furman Fink, at the National Academy of Art (taught a class called the science of paint), helped me realize my visions.
I have had solo shows and been in group shows here and abroad.
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