My home in Western Springs is a short hop to the La Grange Art League Gallery where I display my work. Painting street scenes in various cities is what I enjoy most. Although I have painted subjects from many cities, my focus has always been Chicago, but I also find many interesting subjects in La Grange.
My paintings, mainly oil on canvas, are done in a French Post-Impressionist style. I love the color, the characteristic brushwork, and the understanding that it is not what you do, but what you don’t do that makes an impressionist painting come alive.
I started drawing at around the age of five. Through grade school and high school, I attended classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and received mentoring from one of the teachers there. Now I understand all the things he tried to teach me back then. Drawing classes at the Latin School in Chicago really inspired me to continue and grow as an artist.
I’ve done work for schools, the Federal Government, for Macy’s, and a lot of commission work. I hope that I am useful in giving what people love and appreciate.
Although I have an MBA from DePaul University, and have worked at some of the largest companies in the world, I have always tried to find time for my love of painting.
In addition to the La Grange Art League, I have exhibited my work at the Dancing Krow Gallery in Oak Park, various Federal Offices, the Merchandise Mart with the Chicago Artists Coalition, and many other locations throughout this country. In addition to the US, my artwork is owned by art lovers in many parts of the globe.