I earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree in 1988 from the Boston Architectural Center, now known as the Boston Architectural College. I am an architect with over 30 years of experience. I have been involved in a wide variety of projects with an interest in historic rehabilitation. My work with Finegold Alexander + Associates on the Old San Juan Courthouse in San Juan, Puerto Rico earned the General Services Administration's Public Building Heritage Award and the John Wesley Powell Prize for Historic Preservation Design Honor Award. I am a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Architectural College Alumni Association and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. I am also a LEED certified professional and I lead a self-designed architectural walking tour of Boston's Back Bay.
My art is an extension of my architectural career. Architecture is one of the main inspirations for my work. I paint in acrylics and use a variety of application methods from brushes to credit cards, rags to squeegees. I am inspired by the work of Charles Sheeler, Joan Mitchell and Robert Rauschenberg among many others. I have been working and learning from several artist who have challenged and provided me with new vision. I owe gratitude to Pat Mattina, John Murray and Bob Siegelman for their wisdom.
Painting has provided me with a chance to study order and to expand my concept of space. My interest in painting started with acrylic copies of architectural photographs, in particular those of Ezra Stoller from the 1940s through the 1960s. In following the principles of architecture in my work, I seek to create a base structure as I use the medium to add depth and order developing a more complex composition.
I am a member of the Newton Artist Association and participate in Newton Open Studios. I reside and work in Waltham, Massachusetts. If you are interested in any of the artwork presented, or you would like to be added to my mailing list, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Model, 2019
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"