Celebration Color Pencil on Paper, 30" x 20", 2014, $1250
About The Artist
Artist Statement I feel that an artist’s work should be a reflection of his experience’s and interest in life. His works should be a window into his beliefs and feelings. After working in government and private industry for 40+ years I have decided to dedicate my retirement years to being an Artist.
My love for experimenting has led me to trying techniques in Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Color Pencil, Pen and ink, Carving, Carpentry, Mosaics, and anything else that will convey my message.
My love for Jazz inspired me to do a series on Music. Some pieces shows the images and movement of music. It tries to capture the essence of the music. My work reflects a myriad of interest and social commentary and reflects on our positions in life and how fragile our perceived success is and how quickly it can be taken from us. This Exhibit combines several my experiences, including my recent trip to Cuba where we experienced the vitality of the life the Cuban people live. I want everyone to see the beauty, irony, frustration, courage, talent of the people I see.
Bio I worked in printing for 31 years. I achieved the level of manager in both private industry and government. Working my way up through varies skills including Graphic Arts Designer. I achieved a level of excellence recognized by national organizations and receiving various awards both local and national.
In the year 2000 I switched to the field of I. I worked my way up to manager. I built applications for the District government, both for the Printing Division, and the Office of Budget and Planning . I was self-taught and used my skills to build applications used by all District agencies. I retired in 2009.
Now a self-employed Artists. My experience in art dates back to childhood with education in art schools throughout the Washington Area. I am and have been a member of various art groups. I have been in numerous juried exhibitions since 1999.