I work from direct observation of the motif whether it is a still life, landscape or the figure.
My work has been selected into over thirty national juried art competitions by renowned painters such as William Bailey, Paul Resika, Lois Dodd, Bernard Chaet, Ruth Miller, Barbara Grossman, Stanley Lewis, Henry Finkelstein, Gregory Amenoff, Faith Ringgold and NY gallery owners Larry Salander and Lori Bookstein.
My work was selected into the 2015 Prince Street Gallery's National Juried Competition by Robert Berlind the First Street Gallery's National Juried Competition by Steven Harvey both located in NYC. Two drawings in 2013 were selected into the national juried competition Drawing From Perception held at Wright State University in Ohio. The juror was Stanley Lewis. I had a solo exhibit of my drawings at Indiana University East in Richmond Indiana.
In 2012 I had a three person exhibit at The Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, Ohio and a solo show at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. My painting was selected by Lance Esplund, art critic for The Wall Street Journal, for the 2012 Bowery Gallery National Juried Show held at the Bowery Gallery, NYC.