I can remember painting when I was a small boy, so happy and content. My grandiose dreams of being a fashion illustrator and designer were just dreams as I left high school, only to have landlords asking for the rent. I picked a creative trade; I was successful in that field. Around the time when I reached forty, I remembered that happy content boy painting on those canvases.
I started taking three-day workshops in Provincetown, Massachusetts. There, I sold my first painting to a fellow student; the instructor of that class told me she would give me private lessons at her studio. Every week I met with her; months later because she was leaving for a teaching position in France, she encouraged me to keep painting. She guided me to Rhode Island School of Design’s certificate program in Drawing and Painting. I attended and received a 4.0 GPA. Later Massachusetts College of Art and Design accepted my in their undergraduate program. While attending RISDE and Mass Art, I showed my paintings in galleries, became a juried member in Cape Cod Art Association and The Provincetown Art Association and Museum. I am also an award winning artist (2009 All Cape Cod) and have had publications in:” Cape Cod Life”, Provincetown Banner, Franklin News, Cape Cod Times, Massachusetts College of Art and Design News, and the Barnstable Patriot. I continue to attend private and workshops in Provincetown with the noted artist, Abstract Expressionist painter, Cynthia Packard, who trained from a Hans Hoffman student.
I would like to study under Professor Anthony Fisher – his paintings have such emotional expression. Working under his guidance would allow me to teach painting. As I return to that boys dream that I am reminded that the difference between me and the others, is that I am being who I am- a painter.