Total number of images: 4
|Artistic thinking has been the core of me. I was fortunate to receive training at some excellent schools starting with the Maryland Institute of Art at the age of eight. I graduated from the University of Maryland and became a teacher to practice my theory that success in art carries into other areas of learning. I earned a MS in Technical Education at Cal State East Bay.
As an art teacher for York College PA, I learned computer skills so that I could bring my students into an employable space in the job market. This coincided with a turn in my life that created a need for better income and health care. I jumped into computer gaming, making the screens for the first Monday Night Football PC Game for ABC. I trained myself to do web design with the help of some generous programers at that company. This led me to California as the first web designer for Kaiser Permanente.
Before coming to California I showed in galleries in Baltimore, Georgetown, Harrisburg, and Annapolis. I illustrated magazine covers and ads for newspapers in Washington, Baltimore, Gettysburg and Harrisburg. I also did illustration for various New York publishers working under SI International as my rep.
My goal as an artist is to strike a universal chord. I want to create works that are about the world I grew up in and the one I am witnessing now. I want to make people feel exploded with memories and then think about how these events relate to what we have become. And that is where cars came into my mind as a vehicle to take us there. Growing up in America cars took us on our life’s journey. A family vacation, a first kiss, a coming of age story spring to mind.
In our very busy lives few of us have the kind of time to focus solely on our art the way I have for the past few years. When I was teaching I imparted the same principle Malcolm Gladwell writes about with his “10000 Hour Rule.” Practice for 10000 hours and you will become an outlier. I have put in my 10000 hours practicing drawing, painting, sculpture and airbrush. The payoff was winning a showcase in ArtSlant San Francisco for my Multimedia piece entitled Drive-in Magic and to be invited to show in this gallery.
Total number of images: 4
- The Corvette and the Man on the Moon
- Description: Airbrush on 1980's Corvette Hood________________ The Corvette, A ship that was small, fast and easy to maneuver protects the fleet. Explorers search the earth, moon and galaxy. The astronauts have a love affair with a car. Blue Angels display their speed, unity and American exceptionalism.
- Drive-in Magic
- Description: Air brush on Steel panel with 1955 Chevy Steering Wheel. ______ It's Saturday! Shine up your car, shower and shave, pick up your girl and go park at Mels... Superman, Elvis, Ella, Ray Nance and Duke Ellington Linger in our memories of the 50's in this scene.
- The Material 90's
- Description: Airbrush on 1990 Corvette rear end______________ An eclipse shadows the scene as cultural icons and leaders of the day usher in the New World Order. Oil fields burn as President Bush presides over a brief Gulf War. Bling becomes a statement. A Loser wins a fan club. Nevermind. Bill wins despite an affair with Flowers. Consumerism and debt fuel the economy. The internet connects us in ways only imagined in futuristic novels. Google brings order to the cacophony. A clone is born.
Artwork for Sale
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|1||Leo Rules||Mix. Media Art||Leo Rules the night in this piece inspired by a 69 Camero Door. I pictured the King of the Jungle ruling over the human remains of the day.||$2 600.00|
|2||City by the Bay||Figurative||This view of San Francisco truly gives the perspective of the city by the bay. It is said that cities are best viewed from a distance and that may be true when it comes to this spectacular view. I painted this looking off my deck. Trees ...||$2 100.00|
|3||Oh Lord!||Mix. Media Art||Janis spoofs the Mercedes Benz and a fringe jacket frames the piece for posterity. Fads and fashions are played with in this piece. Materialism was ...||$1 400.00|
|4||The Corvette and the Man on the Moon||Mix. Media Art||The Corvette, a ship that was small, fast and easy to maneuver protects the fleet. Explorers search the earth, moon and Galaxy. The Astronauts have a love affair with a car. Blue Angels display their ...||$6 100.00|
|5||Imagine||Mix. Media Art||Leaders debate war and peace. Civil rights march forward. A young generation grows restless. Women challenge accepted roles.||$2 800.00|
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