The fact that I studied art under Andy Warhol's instructor notwithstanding, I was dissuaded from continuing my studies by my wise elders, who were experts in career counseling, so I met them halfway and studies Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati. I plied that trade in the rust belt for a few decades, and with success, but the Call of the Wild eventually lured me back to making art, in the form of large, satirical cartoon portraits. Since then I have shown my work 180 times. I now reside in Rochester NY.
My paintings start with things I've read, heard, or seen, followed by a flash of insight occurring at a mundane moment ("solvitur ambulando", which means "it is solved by walking"), in turn, followed by a positive feeling that trips the "yes painting/no painting" switch enough for me to power up. I deliberately leave loose ends, unresolved details, and unanswered questions that only the paintbrush can work out. At some time during a painting the funnel flips, then the concept becomes synthesis, synthesis becomes execution, and the painting takes on a life of its own with me t its service. Then I learn what the painting is really about, with its colors, lines, forms, and even subjects frequently playing several roles and sending multiple messages, and the painting begins to move.