1973-1976 I attended the School of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA where the emphasis was on modern art, technique, and exploration with new art.
1977 through February 2014 I raised a family and helped to build a riding facility - Holiday Acres Equestrian Center in Rutland, Massachusetts.
2014 February to the present - After 38 years, I have returned and devoted myself to oil painting full time as a professional artist, working in the traditional manner of painting with oil colors almost daily.
2014 ArtsWorcester "One" Show
2014 Massasoit Fall Art Show
2015 ArtsWorcester "One" Show
2015 Massasoit Fall Art Show
2015 ArtsWorcester "Grayscale" Show
2016 Blue Exhibition, The Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
2016 Snapshot in Time – Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA
2016 Arts of Tolland Juried Show, Tolland, CT
2016 Monson Arts Counsil Show, Monson, MA
2016 Princeton art Society Show, Princeton, MA
2016 Cinco de Mayo/ArtFundraiser, The Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
2016 Various Artists-Various Media, The Sprinkler Factory, Worcester, MA
2016 Fitchburg Art Museum
Awards and Grants
2015 – 2016 ArtsWorcester Material Needs Grant Award
Gallery Representation :
Worcester Art and Frame Gallery
10 East Main Street, West Brookfield, MA 01585
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At sixteen, I created my first oil painting. From 1973-1976 I attended the School of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA to pursue an art career. In February of 2014, after 38 years, I returned to my pursuit of developing myself as a painter in the realist manner and have set my focus on painting still life.
Fruits, vegetables, and various antiques often find their way into my work. I continually experiment with various lighting arrangements as I organize my still life, and I pay special attention to the overall composition of lights and shadows within the setup.
I’ve reeducated myself concerning the newer oil painting materials available today. I paint with quality archival materials and follow accepted oil painting practices. Some paintings are made alla prima while others are composed of layers of paint and take longer to complete. I finish the oil painting with a protective coating of varnish.
In the end, what really matters to me is for my efforts to bring to an art patron a lifetime of enjoyment with an esthetically pleasing work of art adorning their home. With that, I have accomplished a worthy endeavor.
A Quick Chronological Note
As best I can, I've listed the paintings in their chronological order. The ones that first greet you are my latest. The paintings at the bottom of the page that first greets you, unless otherwise stated, are my works that I began in February of 2014 after a 38 year hiatus.
For any comments that I made about an individual painting, please go to my Timeline posts on my FaceBook page at