I came to this country in 1971 and studied at the Art Students League for several years where I was introduced to the techniques of the old masers by Frank Mason. Later, with Richard Poussette-Dart, I was exposed to Abstract Expressionism, where I began my struggle to reach an inner vision.
In the Early 90's I studied photography at the International Center for Photography in New York City, where I bridged my learning of Abstract Expressionism, old masters technique, and photography, and began to experiment with oils, acrylics, and photo transfer.
When I moved to Washington County, New York, I felt an overwhelming desire to go back to a more descriptive form of expression by studying nature and finding a way to translate my understanding of its beauty into my work. I took my French easel back into the fields and let nature guide my brushes. Although I still approach painting as an abstraction, I am now more interested in studying the shapes, colors, and the light play in front of me. I am happiest when I can let the painting paint itself.