3375 Edison Way | Menlo Park, CA 94025
ABOUT ME I now live in North Carolina, after working in Washington DC and around the world for 25 years as an economist for the International Monetary Fund. I came back to painting as a hobby in 1996 (having studied some in school), and never stopped painting since then. Since 2012, it has become a full time passion and occupation. Mostly self-taught through looking at books, visiting galleries and museums, and steady practice, my ambition is to capture the beauty of the world as it comes to us, in all shades of colors and lights. Oil is my favorite medium, and Belgian linen canvases my favorite surface, though I also like painting on wood panels. I have been most fascinated by the Impressionists, not just the French kind, but also the Californian, Pennsylvanian, and especially Russian breed, whose Classical skills make it look so effortless, and manage so beautifully to project light straight from the canvas! I like to combine both plein air and studio work. My ambition is simple but demanding: that the passer-by is drawn to having another look at my paintings, and say, "Oh, that's nice!", and then invests in them.
Living in Wilmington, NC during 2008-2015, my work focused primarily on coastal themes; now in Chapel Hill, I am imspired by the Piedmont hills, barnes and cottages, among other themes.
Recently, I took workshops with reputed plein air artists: John Poon, and Larry Moore. Some of my work was juried into the Wilmington's Azalea Festival Art Show in 2010 though 2016; and into the Regional Art Show of Southport. My painting "Cape Fear Tranquility" was also juried into the Carolinas Got Art 2015 exhibition at the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have been invited to show and sell my work at various local venues, including the Bellamy Mansion, the Cape fear Academy, the Landfall Country Club, The Franklin Square gallery, Art at the Arboretum, Art for the Masses (UNCW), and Art on the Neuse. I have had and sold works at the River-to-Sea Gallery in Wilmington.
I am now a member of the Triangle Visual Artists, a "pop-up" art gallery bringing art to various venues in the Chapel Hill - Durham - Raleigh Triangle area, with also a permanent home at the Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce.
Always looking foward to new opportunities!