I live in Setauket, New York and work in a studio that's an extension to my house. I've been sculpting for most of my life - initially on a part-time basis, more recently on a full-time basis.
Almost all my work is carved from logs or constructed using either clay or resin. The carved pieces are abstract. I primarily use black walnut, which has a rich, warm color and is local to Long Island. I like to develop graceful forms which relate to each other in such a way that the sculpture displays pleasing positive and negative spaces.
The constructed pieces are representational. I take the human anatomy as a starting point, possibly exaggerating one or more features for artistic effect. The goal is to display the beauty of the body or life's emotions. The piece is then hardened by heating or cast in bronze or plaster.
I have studied with Robert Blood at the Schenectady Museum, with Robert White and Sheila Solomon at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and with Kiril Tzochev at the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills, New York. I am a member of the Long Island Professional Artists Showcase. My work has been accepted/exhibited in the following:
Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY, Natural Wonder, juried show, 2012, Honorable Mention Award (sculpture Growth Form).
Allied Artists of America, New York, NY, 98th Annual Exhibition, juried show, 2011.
Art-trium Gallery, Huntington, NY, Seven and Seven, sponsored by Huntington Arts Council, 2011.
Jeanie Tengelson Gallery, Dix Hills, NY, Art League of Long Island 55th Exhibition of Long Island Artists, juried show, 2011
Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY, Imagination, juried show, 2011.
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Juried Non-Member Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, 2010, Joseph Hartley Memorial Award (sculpture Open Form)
Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Juried Non-Member Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, 2009
Petite Gallery, Huntington, NY, Seven and Seven, sponsored by Huntington Arts Council, 2009
William Rogers Legislative Building, Hauppauge, New York, Art in the Alcove, 2009
Hutchins Gallery, C W Post College, Brookville, New York, Annual Long Island Professional Artists Showcase, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
The Gallery at Elderfields, Manhasset, New York, Art Guild Annual Juried Competition: Figure, 2009
Jeanie Tenglesen Gallery, Dix Hills, New York, Art League of Long Island Members Exhibition 2008, Honorable Mention Award (sculpture Growth Form)
Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Dix Hills, New York, Art League of Long Island's 52nd Exhibition of Long Island Artists, juried show, 2008
John T Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, New York, Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Dix Hills, New York, Body and Soul, juried show, 2007
Open Gallery, Northport, New York, two person show, 2006
Gallery North, Setauket, New York, Purely Academic, 1998
Gallery North, Setauket, New York, three person show, 1997