Since receiving my BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 1971 and MFA in 1974, my journey as an artist has taken many routes.
Top galleries, now both no longer in existing, Claire S. Copley and Max Protetch, handled my work early on. I was also employed by Edwin Schlossberg for several years as an editor and co-author for his books in the late 70’s and was his Executive Assistant before he moved to New York City.
I was married in 1975 and raised a child in my home in Western MA in which I have lived for almost four decades as of 2016.
Never once has my art suffered. Doing it has always been a priority even in the most difficult times. It is my second child.
My gallery affiliations have wavered since being represented by Max Protetch before he became a huge influence in the art world. Because I lived in Western MA, my access to galleries diminished drastically. I have been represented by private art agents who did their best to promote my work and have it exhibited.
My employment life has been centered in every museum in my area: the Berkshire Museum, The Clark Art Institute, Williams College Museum of Art and MASSMoCA.
Starting in 1996 and stopping in 2009, I wrote for nearly all the Jazz Music Publications on creative improvised music, more generally known as avant-garde jazz.
At the present time, I am happy to be represented by the Cross MacKenzie Gallery, in Washington, DC, my original hometown. My only true occupation is doing my art.