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. I also host an educational blog, Essential Concepts of Landscape Painting (which has replaced the Learning Center section of this website).
I am best known for my atmospheric and semi-abstracted landscapes, which 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 14 years with Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and, most recently, Pacific Northwest Art School on Whidbey Island. 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 American Artist magazine. (See Optimal Orientation of the Subject and the Artist in Plein Air.) A series of three articles for Artists & Illustrators magazine was published in the summer of 2011.
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.