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I began drawing around 1977, during my last year in college. I bought a 100 sheet pack of typing paper for a 3 page paper, and started drawing with the left over. I work mostly in black ink on white paper, mainly for 3 reasons: paper and pens were abundantly available when I started, I'm semi color blind, and I like the black and white look.
I have no artistic training or education, and I guess my work really doesn't fit any school or category. I just do whatever comes out of my head and pleases my eyes. Sometimes I might plan a whole picture (rarely), sometimes plan part of a picture and add the rest on as I go, or just start with a line or shape and the rest just basically creates itself as I see how one part should flow into or out of another. I try to create pictures that are fun to look at, pieces that can be seen in sections, with each one connecting, flowing into the next. I like to have one piece of a picture move your eyes to the next piece, drawing the eyes along, creating a sense of motion.
Usually, when someone looks at my stuff, the first question they ask is "What is it"? My usual answer is "I'm not sure, what do you think"? Then I watch them figure it out.
My resume in the art world is pretty limited at the moment. I had some illustrations in a local horror magazine published by a friend many years ago, a picture selected for a show in the Brooklyn Academy of Culture and Arts featuring many New York artists in 1988. I spent many years drawing for enjoyment and relaxation, while much of my time was spent working to pay the bills and having a great time raising two beautiful daughters. Then, I started to pursue art as more than just fun at home. I was in a show in the Changing Spaces gallery in 2003 (which is now Amrose and Sable Gallery).I have had pieces in several shows at Upstate Artist Guild : Pretty Girls and Robots, Small Works, Red, People's Choice, Black and White, Best in Show, and others. I have also been in 2 shows at the Bad As Art gallery, and also 2 shows at the Kismet Gallery and also have shirts and cards for sale there featuring several of my pictures, and have taken part in the Troy River Fest for the last 2 years.
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