I am originally from Detroit, MI and currently reside in Boca Raton, FL. I was destined for either music or art as I am from a family of artists and musicians. My grandfather was an accomplished artist who encouraged my interest in art during my early childhood. However, I decided to follow the paths of my parents who were both musicians. I had a successful career as a university music professor, administrator, and a classical composer, with numerous music publications and recordings, including a film documentary narrated by Theodore Bikel. I returned to my lifelong love for painting in 2001 after stepping down from an administrative post, and ultimately retired from teaching in 2012. My paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Key West, Naples, Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton, FL, and in New Hope, PA. On a personal note, I want to thank my wife, Colleen, for all her work in creating and managing this website.
I am a mostly self-taught artist. Over the years I have worked in many genres, from realism to total abstraction. The consistent unifying aspect to my art is my fascination with color as a means of expression. Before becoming a full-time artist I was a professional composer and university professor of music. As a composer I was often described as a “musical colorist.” I was motivated by the colorful aspects of sound and sound combinations. The same fascination and motivation has carried over into my visual art, where I can work with actual color and its expressive potential. My figurative work has mostly dealt with the human form, usually female, and colorful pop-art like portraits. More recently, I have been experimenting with forms of abstraction. I find the freedom of abstraction to be both challenging and exhilarating.