"I have always had a love for Abstract Expressionism. The freedom of movement, the use of color, and the textural quality has always appealed to me. Abstractions are currently my expression. One style I often use is known as Photo Peinture, a term introduced in the mid 1860’s at the salons and the Royal Academy in France. This technique includes painting over photo-images fixed on canvas.In the process my photographs are joined to the canvas and then the entire painting is completed through a blending of colors, a creation of textural surfaces, and, sometimes camouflaging the photograph. The photographs are taken on-location as well as in my studio. It is always interesting to see people take a “second glance” at my paintings to see if their eyes have deceived them. I welcome you to my Studio and Gallery in Binghamton , NY to view my work or to simply visit and chat about art and history and life."