Painting and interacting with artists and viewers, I have come to appreciate the diversity of preferences, the likes and dislikes of everyone. I enjoy the challenge of painting en plein air as much as rearranging the composition in the studio; and consider myself fortunate that the work that brings me the most satisfaction also brings a smile to others.
En plein air when weather conditions permits or In the studio. Like most artist who paint landscapes, I recharge my momory and well being by painting outdoors occationally. Outdoors we see and exerience the environment, in the studio our memory brings back the feel of the experience to recall what we need to translate that impression on to canvas. Plein air painting, on location, is where I learned to paint landscapes, and the studios with models at The Art Student's League of New York the figure. I cannot stress enough the visual experience and memory created by observation of the subject to be painted. My paintings are my rendition of my experiences and a slice of nature. I had heard it said The League that Robert Henry, a long gone famed instructor, that the model should be on the 5th floor (that is the top floor) and as the young artist progresses, he decends a floor but the model stays on the 5th floor. Eventually the student reaches the first floor and out the door he goes, like a free bird from a cage.