MFA - Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
BFA - University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth
My professional and teaching career started in Illinois where I taught Printmaking, Drawing and Painting at Elgin Community College. After earning tenure at Elgin I was selected for a teaching position at Keene State College where I taught for 37 years and earned the rank of Full Professor. I retired in June 2018 with Professor Emeritus status. I served as the Art Department Chair for several years and taught a broad range of courses in Printmaking, Drawing, Foundations, and Painting.
During my career, my professional work has been included in numerous exhibitions. I have received a variety of awards in printmaking, painting and drawing. Most of my work has been a reflection of the industrial environment. My paintings depict the dramatic structures of foundries, steel mills, and cement plants. The dynamic architectural forms inherent in these sites has enabled me to develop a diverse range of underlying abstraction and focused realism in my paintings and prints.
My work in intaglio printmaking has utilized both traditional processes and found objects in combination with digital industrial images. I have been working with printing found rusted pieces of metal that have fallen off of cars and trucks. These flat, highly textured objects have an inherent quality of abstraction that when printed with the industrial images, result in an intriguing conceptual contrast between the two.
My most recent work has focused on woodcut. I have been working with large - scale digital images from my drawings and paintings that are printed on vinyl film that is then adhered to the wood block. The image is cut through the film with both Japanese woodcut tools and a Dremel tool.