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American, graduated cum laude from Pratt Institute in New York and studied painting with Alban Albert and Arthur Maynard who in turn were from the influence of Frank Vincent DuMond.

"Coming into my thirty-eighth year of painting and teaching, my point of view has not wavered and that is to recreate life on canvas. In doing so, there is a life long study of the infinite effects of light that nature has to offer. The light is always prismatic, no matter what time of day or weather condition. There is always just one light source, whether painting outdoors or indoors in a North-lit studio. I arrange the colors on my palette prismatically and strive to get the prism under control with the subtle atmospheric progression of colors and values. 

Studying the masters, such as George Inness, John Constable, and the French Barbizon painters, I have been able to see what they have shared in common. Now when I go out and paint, I can see beyond the obvious. I am less interested in the fine details and look instead to convey the mood and overall feeling of the moment."

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