The subjects I choose to draw, paint, carve and print are all about that simpler, more satisfying life. Although my work might seem like a nostalgic look backward, itís really a wish for the present and the future. It strives to inspire us to do meaningful work, and to connect with and care for our natural world and each other. It also strives to provide a bit of soul sanctuary.
Aesthetically my inspiration comes from a bunch of guys from the early twentieth century: Baumann, Steichen, Holwein, Voysey, Klimt, Bradley. I enjoy bouncing back and forth between bold, postery decorative art and soft, spiritual fine art, which has resulted in a varied body of work.
1995: Approved as Roycroft Renaissance Artisan; elevated to Master Artisan status in 1997
1997: Commissioned by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms to create an edition of 100 block prints
1998: Commissioned by the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester to create an edition of 100 block prints, now part of their permanent collection
1998 to present: Three time merit award winner at the Memorial Art Galleryís Clothesline Arts Festival in Rochester, NY; winner of first and second prizes at Arts at the Gardens and the Corn Hill Arts festivals
2001 to present: Taught block printing workshops many places, including to a national audience at the Arts & Crafts Conference at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
2002 to present: Featured Artist on WXXI-TVís annual public broadcasting auction, each year donating a new painting of a popular Rochester area landmark
2003 to present: Featured in articles in Style 1900, American Bungalow, Arts & Crafts Homes, and Cottages and Bungalows magazines, as well as the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper
2004: Commissioned by Nazareth College to create an oil portrait of Paychex founder and philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano, to hang in the entrance of the new Golisano Arts Center
2007: Commissioned to create the 2008 Lilac Festival poster, Rochester, NY
2008 Guest Artist at Millikin Universityís Art and Entrepreneurship Program: lectured, exhibited, demonstrated printmaking