My works of art have emerged from a many years long process of discovery. Though my direction is away from the representational and towards abstract expressionism, I am often compelled to reference the human figure and forms from nature. I think even my most abstract pieces are about life. I am not inclined to seek out formalism, but to let each idea emerge from instinct. It is only after more than thirty years that I see my own voice beginning to show through. I like to paint directly in color either in the medium or first on a computer. And always there is a need to connect with the viewer. To create something that represents aspects of nature, life, or emotion. My ability to devote time to creating art is owed to all of the people who are a part of my life. Without all of them, my efforts would be without reward.
|February 1957||Born in Indianapolis Indiana.|
|Summer 1971||Studied Anatomy at Art Students League in New York City.|
|1975 to 1979||Attended School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Majored in Computer Graphics and Visual Art (Experimental Studios).|
|July 1979||Started work at Bell Laboratories supporting Computer Graphics Research.|
|1982 to 1985||Attended Rutgers University attaining a Masters of Science in Computer Science. Continued work in computer graphics as well as in traditional media: painting, drawing and sculpting.|
||Retired from AT&T Labs. Was a Principle Technical Staff Member at ATT Labs Research. Research areas included areas like virtual reality, multi-media teleconferencing services, Human computer interface design, and web-based communications services. Just before retiring founded Fat Brush Studio, LLC., and later co-founded Omenti Research, LLC.|
|2003 to present
||Started consulting for a start up working on big data government contracting. Skarven Enterprises, LLC. Was later converted to full time employee and eventually become part of Boeing. Continued to paint and sculpt in my spare time.|
Summer 1971 Studied Anatomy at Art Students League in New York City.
1979 BFA Computer Graphics and Visual Art, Syracuse University, Syracuse New York.
|Exhibitions||1975 Emily Low Art Gallery Student Exhibit, Syracuse New York.
1975 Art Expo computer graphics exhibit, New York, New York.
1993 Art Alliance state wide juried exhibit, Red Bank New Jersey (Award).
1995 Monmouth Museum, Monmouth County Arts Council, state wide juried exhibit, Lincroft New Jersey.
1998 Art Alliance state wide juried exhibit, Red Bank New Jersey.
2002 Monmouth Museum, Monmouth County Arts Council, state wide juried exhibit, Lincroft New Jersey.
2002 Art Alliance, state wide juried exhibit, Red Bank New Jersey.
|Animation||1979 to 1980 Assisted production of computer animation
for PBS Documentary on Ancient Carthage (with Lillian Schwartz and Turner
|Published Art||Computer graphic images with Turner Whitted:
“Foggy Chess Men” and “Room Scene” in The
Computer Image (Addison-Wesley, 1982).Computer graphic image with Turner Whitted: “Boston” in The Computer Graphics Calendar 1982.”Poseidon’s Mermaid” Ambiguous figure drawn in ink,
illustrative figure in A Guided Tour of Computer Vision (Addison-Wesley, 1993).