I am an entirely self-taught artist who has developed his own methods and techniques. Originally working in tempera, I now use acrylic, often with Prismacolor overworkings, texture mediums, and oil-like glazes. In twenty years as an artist I have executed a large amount of work in a variety of genres. I am currently concentrating on feminine portraiture, anthropomorphic studies, faux pulp art, and fantasy tableaux. My inspiration has come from an interest in vintage films, history, classical literature, mythology, --- and glamorous ladies.
Biography: I was born in 1953 in Rockford, Illinois, and am resident there. I have been painting full-time for the past twenty years and have been exhibiting nationally since 1988 when I began an association with the Phyllis Kind Gallery of Chicago and New York. I am currently represented by Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee, and Grey Carter of Washington, D.C. I have regular one-man shows in Chicago and have just presented an exhibition "Fantasy Tableaux" in Milwaukee (Jan., 2007). I am profiled in the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art (Wertkin, 2004) and my work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Art Gallery, and the American Folk Art Museum.
Country: United States
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