Introduced to the arts at a tender age, I listened to my mother play classical piano, while my father was leisurely painting or sculpting. Instinctively, I was enamored with drawing and painting. Knowing I would choose art as my vocation, I journeyed by bus and train from Brooklyn to Manhattan to study life drawing at the Arts Student League and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
At mid-point in my career, I found my finest teacher and received classical training in drawing and painting. His guidance and instruction enabled me to hone my craft through the understanding of the old master’s techniques. Following in the footsteps of my mentor, I fell in love with teaching art, which I continue to this day. Deriving experience from the cumulative body of my work as a painter, textile designer, muralist and fiber artist has allowed me to transition from one medium to another, defying categorization — exploring my creative self.