I began drawing and painting as a child, learning at my mother's feet. I studied anthropology in college (B.A. Brandeis U.), though I always took classes in studio art as well. My junior year of college was spent in Paris, where I talked my way into auditing studio classes at L'Ecole Normale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs, one of the premier art schools in France. I ended up detouring through several other careers (lawyer, editor, teacher) before coming back to art.
I was born in New York City and lived there most of my adult life. There were years in other cities in the U.S. and Europe, but New York was always home until I moved to Vermont in 2014.
Although I now live in a bucolic wonderland, I studiously avoid the cliches of Vermont art. No barns, no cows. Even my depictions of the Vermont landscape carry traces of my urban sensibility, striving for sophisticated atmosphere, abstraction, and composition.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my work.