About the Artist

Biography

I am a professional artist in the genre of narrative realism using oils. After I retired from a 30 year career in automotive restoration I decided to pursue my lifelong dream and devote myself entirely to drawing and painting. Over the years I earned BFA and MFA degrees in Visual Arts-Painting which would have been almost impossible as a youth because of my dyslexia. I taught at Manchester Community College, Art Department, for nine years.

Since my intimate knowledge and love of machinery has been so much a part of my life I chose to paint distressed vehicles and machinery to tell a story. Greek and Roman mythology as well as folklore have been an inspiration and I use my imagination to reinvent these tales using vehicles as surrogates for humans. Much time is devoted to research, preliminary sketches and composition in executing each piece, and  I know  this will contribute to its value in years to come. It is a joy to create a story on canvas, and especially meaningful when someone relates to my work.

On this website there are archived works as well as paintings for sale.  My blog, available here, is updated often.  Feel free to contact me personally by phone (603-673-3782) or e-mail through this website.

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it.

Awards

Board of Governors of the Copley Society of Art
Third Prize Award in the Winter Members’ Show 2014
Broken Wheels

2010 John Young-Hunter Memorial Award
Winged Warrior

The Shiva Award for Casein Painting
The National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic – 57th Annual Exhibition
Faded Blue Mack