I have created art since childhood. My drawings, oil paintings and sculptures have progressed from realism to abstraction and then into-three dimensions. I learned to weld while attending Buffalo State College. I worked at a company where I learned to use steel metal, concrete, and electricity. Then, as a graduate student at Buffalo State, I continued to learn about metal design using copper, brass and steel. This knowledge informs my present work.
My pieces grow from memories of past experiences. My oil paintings and sculptures are inspired by the places, smells, sounds and images I hold in my mind. I have always loved the outdoors and have always lived closed to the woods and water. The inspiration for my sculptures comes from experiences I have had hunting and fishing. As a sculptor, I am primarily concerned with the movement of the figures in my pieces.
My metal work has become increasingly complex. I use several homemade bronzing techniques and my pieces are of various sizes including both relief and isolated sculptures. My work is detail and abstraction combined.
Chairman of Art Department and Art Teacher at Grand Island High School, Grand Island New York
EXHIBITION and PRIVATE COLLECTION
“Exp 68 Art & Design Gallery” Buffalo, NY
Steel Cafe, Buffalo, New York
Mr.,Mrs. Coffee, Grand Island, New York
Burchfield Penny Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Members’ Show Metal sculpture
Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Members’ Show Oil painting
Bell Aero Space Museum, Niagara Falls, New York Metal sculptures
Buffalo Outfitters Shop (Orvis), Buffalo, New York Metal sculptures
Grand Island Bicentennial Exhibition, Grand Island, New York Metal sculpture and best in show Oil painting
Keilich Studio/Gallery, New Port, Rhode Island, Metal sculpture
Elizabeth Collection Gallery, Rochester, New York, Metal sculpture / Oil painting
Villa Maria College, Buffalo, New York, Members’ Show Oil painting
Buffalo State College Masters Show, Buffalo, New York Oil painting, Best of Show