Creating art is, and always has been, part of my identity.
It is the way I process and express my ideas, feelings and inner life as they interact with the world around me. My work is often inspired by nature, and the emotional responses that are evoked by the beauty and mystery of the physical world.
I was born and raised in New York City and Glen Cove, Long Island, where I attended the public schools and was fortunate to have gifted art teachers. I graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A., Columbia University with an M.A., and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine with an M.D. I am a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in New York City, and have been a resident of Greenwich Village, New York and Blairstown, New Jersey for more than thirty years.
Although I studied privately with several painters and sculptors after college, I am primarily self-taught.
Commencing in 1972 and for many years thereafter, I showed and sold my work in the bi-annual Greenwich Village Sidewalk Show.
Between 1980 and 2000 I sold paintings and sculpture by commission and through a local dealer. My work is in the collections of the Danzis Family, Ms. Emily Andelman, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Donahue, Mrs. Russell Granger, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Andelman, Mr. Paul Rosenberg, Ms. Wendy Kobee and many others.
From 2003 until 2006 I was represented by The Enderlin Gallery in New York where I had a two-man show in 2004 and 2005. Being a psychoanalyst has a profound effect on my art, and everything I paint is meant to convey meaning, which is sometimes beyond the reach of words.
I am very pleased to be represented by Gallery 23 in Blairstown, N.J. I enjoy working on commissions to specific size and colors, as I believe art is an integral and unifying presence in a room and often sets the elusive qualities of tone and mood.