I am a retired art instructor. During my career I taught drawing, painting, cartooning, photography, art history, graphic design, and crafts at the secondary level. In addition to adult education and community art groups, I taught drawing as a college adjunct. My free-lance work includes architectural renderings, illustrations, gallery sales, and murals. I have sold work in graphite, pen-and-ink, colored pencil, and acrylic on canvas.
After graduating from college, I taught English at the secondary level for several years. However, my real love lay elsewhere. While teaching, I began taking courses in drawing, painting, photography, and graphic design at the University of New Hampshire. I also enrolled in workshops that allowed me to explore fashion illustration, sculpture, calligraphy, and collage. Over the years I attended the Portland School of Art, the Art Institute of Boston, the Center for Understanding Media in New York City, and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. I took courses in children's book illustration, cartooning, commercial graphics, art history, the history of film, basic filmmaking, and illustration. This unique background with a concentration in drawing allowed me to transition to an art instructor and ultimately to a department head of Humanities, teaching both English and art.
But more importantly, all these varied experiences allows me to create work in several mediums with techniques and skills honed by exposure to many differing approaches to making art.