As long as I can remember, I've had the need to draw or paint. I've been drawn to pastels for many reasons--they are colorful, almost shockingly so, and they are portable so I can take them anywhere. They also don't need water or a solvent so I don't need to drag along extra baggage and are a little "greener" on the environment.
I love to paint Plein Air. I feel that Mother Nature is the best teacher. I am guerilla painter in a sense that I move into the environment and capture what I see on paper, and leave nothing behind but a painting I take home with me.
I am a member of the Maryland Pastel Society, the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Assoc, the Phila Sketch Club, the Patchogue Arts Council and the South Bay Artist Association where I am the Publicist and two year trustee.
I also manage the Patchogue Arts Council's Sketch Club.