My interest in painting and drawing began when I was a child. I always enjoyed art and I did take some art courses in high school and at Hofstra University. I majored in history, however, and became a social studies teacher and later a counselor at Commack High School. Throughout the years I continued to do art work, mainly in watercolors.
When I retired in 2002, I decided to pursue oil painting, something I hadn’t done since high school. I soon found the versatility and rich colors of the oil medium to my liking. I enjoy painting Long Island landscapes and seascapes, as well as scenes from countries we visit while on vacation. I tend toward realism in my paintings and I often choose subjects that highlight the contrast between sunlight and shadow. I’m always on the lookout for a beautiful or interesting scene so I usually have my camera handy.