The artist was a public school art teacher in Western New York for 31 years. He graduated SUNY at Buffalo 1966 and holds BA and MA in Art Education. Born in Lackawanna, NY he now lives in Boston NY with his lovely and supportive wife, Joyce. They have three children and three grand children. In addition to teaching, he has worked as a photographer and a commercial artist. For the past 10 years he has studied oil painting with Maryann Doering and pastel painting with George Palmer, both well known Buffalo area artists. He has been greatly influenced by national portrait artists Daniel Green, Richard Schmitt and Everett Kinstler. He works from life and photographs but especially enjoys working from photos of historical re-enactors in authentic dress. His photography skills produce handsome portraits in themselves and have received awards along with the paintings and drawings. He is a member of three local art societies and has exhibited in many local art shows where his work has received various awards. He regularly participates in both portrait and life drawing groups.  
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