The Artist

Artist's Statement

During the later part of my 40 year career in business, government and academia I began to experiment with various forms of visual art expression. While my formal education was in engineering, I discovered great pleasure in this newfound way of interpreting and appreciating the world around me. Experimentation with a range of media has added to my sense of exploration and discovery.

With coursework at the Worcester Art Museum, practice and mentoring by local artists my skills have sharpened since I retired from the world of fire protection engineering in 2005. Active involvement with my friends at the Tuesday morning Princeton Arts Society Portrait Group has been especially helpful. This webpage selection emphasizes my work in portraiture and includes oil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal, and pen & ink media as well as my first attempt at digital art.

I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2011 and over the years my neuromuscular systems have been gradually declining. Surprisingly though, while I can no longer perform some basic tasks (like signing my name), I can still do art. It's great therapy! A newspaper story covering my Parkinson's and painting experience can be found at .

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