Painting can be a challenge, to put together a piece that can be appealing to the viewer. The romatic urge to escape from the humdrum is a constant factor to keep in mind when I am painting. My studies over the past 30 years have included the old masters, who have never gone to the waysid of art. The status of artists like Renoir, Corot and Rembrandt have all survived the time and the changes of the art world. I have studied art the classic way at SUNY Brockport in the late 70's. Drawing and Painting were my focus. I paint with acrylics, oils and sometimes pastels. Over the years I have exhibited in solo shows, won numerous awards, and now have an assosciation with the Art Works of Richmond and the Crossroads Center for the Arts. My work has been sold to private and commercial collectors. I currently take commission work, and teach drawing and painting . As a painter, I seek to improve my techniques's and keep my mine open for new possibilities.