My aesthetic orientation as a painter has always been rooted in the perennial artistic traditions of symbolism and surrealism. Even my current body of still-life self-portrait paintings, although derived from carefully arranged studio setups of diverse objects and props, flirts with suggestive symbolic significance through the artifice of rather eccentric placement and juxtaposition. Experiencing the seemingly cluttered imagery of these paintings may, in fact, be viewed as somewhat analogous to discovering some previously hidden but overpacked corner of some abandoned attic where unexpected ensembles of stuff trigger surprising associations of mysterious meaning (at least that's what I hope for)."
B.S. Art Education; Edinboro University, PA
M.Ed. Art Education; Edinboro University, PA
M.F.A. Painting, Ohio University School of Art
A.B.D. Comparative Arts, Ohio University, Athen
2D Design, Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting, Airbrush Painting, Art Education Theory and Practice, Aesthetics and Art Criticism