Artist Bio

Though I have no degree in art, I come from an artistic background.  My grandmother worked in watercolor and oils, and earned a listing in Davenport’s; she has works in the permanent collections of New York’s Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Library of Congress.  From her I learned about color and line, solid and void, plane and perspective.  My father, a biology professor and attendee at the Art Students’ League, worked in Higgins Inks and became a sought-after wildlife illustrator.  He taught me how to use a camera, and the rudiments of darkroom work.  My aunt’s canvasses were landscapes; she redesigned Manhattan’s Carl Schurz Park after Robert Moses’ FDR Drive project had devastated it; she taught me that art must be patient, and resilient.  Together, they were the finest art faculty I could have asked for.


I trained as a physician.  For thirty-five years in Vermont and on Cape Cod, I practiced country medicine, staffed the Emergency Room, and served as a Regional Medical Examiner.  Photography and pencil sketching were a refuge from this stressful work, a place to stretch my restless artist’s legs, and a source of a sense of accomplishment quite different from the rewards of medicine and science.  Art is a compulsion; while I never stopped doing it to reward myself, the demands of a hectic medical life precluded my participating in art shows or exhibitions.


As my medical career wound down, digital imaging and the internet emerged—a perfect storm for me.  Now I work in digital images almost exclusively.  I belong to the Cape Cod Art Association, the Provincetown Art Association, and the Duxbury Art Association.  I have exhibited in these venues and others throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.  I recently joined Studio Montclair, Inc., in New Jersey, and I have exhibited there, as well.


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All the gallery images are available as fine high resolution, archival quality giclee prints for purchase in a variety of sizes, framed and unframed.   No order is too small, but we can complete high volume orders, too.


Images can also be licensed as digital wallpaper,  use on a website,  or in a a print based project, such as a poster or brochure.  Royalty-free licenses that do not expire are granted for a one-time nominal fee. 


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