Artist Biography

My training and work process is based on working from life. I studied in NY and in Canada and have gained portrait commissions all over the world. Painting and drawing from life reveals all the secrets in art and after gaining enough experience in my training, I feel it has allowed me the opportunity to create with a degree of conviction. This requires discipline and hard work but I enjoy very much to pass on what I have learned to eager students. My fortee has dropped me in the portrait world but I work considerably in other genres and fields of art, particularly plen air work.
Inspiration comes from people and the past and I use this to infuse my work in making it my own. My hope is that the work speaks for itself.