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 forty 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, Lori Bookstein, and Steven Harvey.
In 2019 my drawing was selected by juror Lori Bookstein into the Prince Street Gallery National Juried Exhibition held at the Prince Street Gallery in NYC. In 2016 a painting was selected by juror Stanley Lewis for the Blue Mountain Gallery National Juried Exhibition held at the Blue Mountain Gallery in NYC. Also, in 2016, Martica Swain selected my painting into the Bowery Gallery National Juried Exhibition in NYC. My works were also selected into the 2015 Prince Street Gallery's National Juried Competition by Robert Berlind and the First Street Gallery's National Juried Competition by Steven Harvey both located in NYC.