I started painting in Cairo, Egypt, while serving in the US Navy. A friend implored me to take a painting course at Cairo American College with her. After hearing her plea, "Try it, it could be fun," I signed up only to find that my friend had not. So I tried it, and it was fun!
It was fun! When I moved to Western New York After the Navy . I was invited to paint with the All Weather Gang, a group of outdoor painters, that met every Saturday year round. After spirited conversation over breakfast, we would caravan to a painting site. Western New York's four distinct seasons and its diverse topography is ideal for a Plein Air painter. I received numerous show awards as member of Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters , Batavia Society of Artists and the Alden Art Club. I was a regular at Steve Carpenter Art Center open portrait studio . Member of the New York Figure Study Guild
It is still fun, now that Iíve moved to South Florida, where the tropical climate offers a new set of challenges. Pursuing Plein Air with the North County Art Association and portrait painting at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.
I also paint in my studio which is located near Jupiter.