"I graduated from the Cooper Union in New York in 1976, a printmaking and painting major. Since that time, my work has been included in more than 250 national and international invitational and juried exhibitions, including The Brooklyn Museum's 22nd National Print Exhibition, Associated American Artist's New Talent in Printmaking, The Taiwan International Invitational Exhibit, and The 163rd Exhibition at the National Academy of Design.
I was a member of the influential Printmaking Workshop in Manhattan during the 1970s and 80s. My etchings are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Musuem, The Boston Athenaeum, The New York Public Library and the Museum of the City of New York, among others. I am a long time member of The Boston Printmakers and the Society of American Graphic Artists, and recently joined the Printmaker's Network of Southern New England.
I currently teach etching at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. My multi-plate color etchings are triggered by things I observe: a color or texture, a slant of light--especially those that evoke memories. I am fascinated by the quality of light at night, and by the shapes emerging as my eyes adjust to the darkness. My layered technique, with its possibilities for rich color and dense blacks, lends itself easily to night scenes. The yellow, red, blue and black (copper) plates are printed sequentially, “wet on wet,” producing secondary colors as well as browns and grays. The ink is pressed under great pressure into the fibers of the dampened paper, resulting in rich, dense colors with a look that is unique to this medium. I work on the color as I see the proofs, re-etching, scraping and burnishing until I’ve achieved the colors I desire. Each plate has a full range of values, from light to dark, and when overlapped the diversity of color is virtually limitless."