Born in Newark, New Jersey, my creative nature was encouraged from a young age. My artistic gift proved to be an outlet that brought me excitement throughout my life. Self taught for over fifty years, I had the good fortune to have studied under world renowned, portrait artist R.W. Cowan prior to his passing. Acrylic was my primary focus until the last dozen years where oils became my preferred medium. I was heavily influenced by Andy Warhol and have always responded to pop art and it’s social commentary.

I am extremely excited about my pop art series, “Hard Candies” with it’s crisp lines, attention to detail and bold colors which provide familiar commentary. Various groupings can spell out and evoke any number of sayings, thoughts, sentiments or inspirations.