The first hint that my destiny was locked in to become an artist, was those days in my father’s basement darkroom, helping him with his black and white photography. The magic of the images slowly appearing on the paper immersed in liquid caught my imagination. And the many faces of people that I had never met, now in my control as i washed them in the developer, made it a study of features and emotion. It was an early course I didn’t recognize I had taken until art school.
Two years of a special art school in high school, taught by several artists in several subjects, secured my route toward art making. It wasn’t an easy road and road blocks were plenty along the way. but I persevered and even fought for my right to continue making art. The biggest obstacle in making art which still plagues me, is that of a financial nature. There is a reasoning to the analogy of a “starving artist”; but it is worse when it inhibits the ability to follow your vision. Nevertheless, here I am, after 40 years and many mediums later, now entering into the world of technology to enhance and even mix with the hand building tactile art process. This is my first blog... I hope you enjoy sharing my artistic world and visit me on my web site and facebook page.