For more than 25 years, I have been a dedicated landscape painter and teaching artist. My book Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice was published by Watson-Guptill / Random House in 2009. A national bestseller, it has been called "a new classic in landscape art" (Katherine Tyrell, Making a Mark). I also host a popular educational blog, Essential Concepts of Landscape Painting.
My atmospheric and semi-abstracted landscapes, have been exhibited in New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Portland (Oregon). I am currently represented by Lisa Harris Gallery in Seattle. I received my art training at Queens College, which is part of the City University of New York.
My teaching résumé includes 15 years with Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and, most recently, Pacific Northwest Art School and Whidbey Island Fine Art School. Previoulsy, I taught at Seattle Central Community College, the Art Institute of Seattle, and in New York City, at F.I.T., part of the State University of New York. Additionally, I have lectured on Impressionism and landscape painting at the Seattle Art Museum and written for Artists & Illustrators magazine (UK) and International Artist.
In 2010 I had the honor of jurying three exhibitions: the Seattle Co-Arts 60th Annual Art Show, Art Kudos International Art Competition and Exhibition, and the Plein Air Painters' U.S. Open.
I am also an accomplished designer and website developer. I created this website, as well as those of several notable artists including Margaret Davidson, Rebecca Allan, Terry Furchgott, and Joyce Prigot. You can view a portfolio of design projects at StudioPerspectives.com.