My work has never been purely representational. I have always tried to show my reaction to the world I see around me, whether visual, emotional or spiritual. My approach to art is influenced by 20th century painters such as Picasso, DeKooning, Diebenkorn, Bacon, and Motherwell, and is more like a musical composition where line and color, like melody and harmony, evoke a reaction in the viewer, not a picture of an object. I hope my art speaks for itself.
I was born in 1931 and raised in Buffalo, New York. I attended the Art Institute of Buffalo for one semester in 1949 before enlisting in the Army. I served in Korea and then attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1952 and 1960. Throughout the sixties and early seventies I worked in commercial art. In1978 I earned a Juris Doctor from Temple University and went on to practice law for 37 years. In 2001, at the urging of my wife (also my law partner) I started making woodcuts and paintings again.
Since then my work has gone through several stages, from Bucks County Impressionism to geometric abstraction, my current style