Born and raised in the early thirties and forties in the inner city of Pittsburgh Pa,
then leaving for the West coast in the early fifties in the US Navy, I finally settled in the San Diego Ca area , where I raised my family and devoted myself to my work, and my art. I now work primarily in acrylics. I have drawn, painted, carved, and assembled projects ever since I was a child. I paint what I like to , at the time that
I paint, without regard as to whether or not it would be a saleable product.
I would rather paint what I like than to paint what others like, and if it doesn't sell......
that's too bad. I'll find a place for it on the wall of one of my family members homes, or a friends. I use bold, vivid colors, and strong lines to define my feelings
when I put them on canvas. I rarely use models for my paintings since I prefer to use my mind's eye and my memory. What I can't remember I freely adlib. I make things appear to be as I wish them to be.
I like to sketch my ideas on the Windows Paint Program, sometimes I turn these
sketches into paintings, but mostly use it for my cartoons, which I have included in my gallery section. Enjoy.
I am actively participating in the following associations in San Diego at this time;
La Jolla Art Asociation, La Jolla Ca.
East County Art Association, El Cajon , Ca
Del Mar Art Association, Del Mar, CA
San Diego Art Institute Balboa Park, San Diego, Ca
Bard Hall Art Guild Hillcrest, San Diego, Ca.
aaa Allied Artist Association, San Diego, Ca.