I was in my 50’s before I became enthralled with painting, and have been on a quest for improvement for over 20 years. I have had no formal training, but to say that I am “self” taught is a bit of a stretch, since, over the years, I have accumulated and digested a massive library of art books by many of the best artists and instructors available. My journey, so far, has resulted in a preference for acrylics as my medium and a Representational style that could be defined as a combination of Realism and Impressionism. As a landscape painter, I am drawn to the beauty that surrounds us and have specialized in showcasing the picturesque allure of upstate New York, in addition to the vibrant attraction that is Cape Cod. I am often asked who my favorite artist is, and it’s a tough question to answer, since so many, both old and new, are inspirational. However, I do have a favorite... Modern Master, Richard Schmid. His body of work (landscape, portrait and still life) has a vibrancy and excitement that is unparalleled. My work has won over 60 awards in local and Statewide shows as well as National and International competitions, including 5 Best of Show and 13 First Place Awards.