My digital paintings would be nearly impossible to create with ordinary techniques.
As a teenager I studied painting with Polish artist Leo Cizes and later, at New York’s Art Students League. In the 1960s, I became interested in photography, but even before I bought my first camera, I built a darkroom. My art has always been about crafting pictures rather than taking pictures.
In 1968, my wife Betty and I, founded Exposure Gallery on New York’s lower East side. During the1960’s, I exhibited my work there and at other East Coast galleries. Find examples of this work from the 1960s here.
In 1970 we moved from Manhattan to Berkeley California where Betty and I began crafting Oshibana, pictures made with pressed flowers. In the 1970’s, our Wilderness Cards, 'Noah's Art' and 'Flora' were sold at scores of galleries throughout coastal California.
In 1985, while l was working for McGraw Hill, I was introduced to digital media, which profoundly influenced my work. Where once I painted with colors, I could now paint with images. Today my work includes both traditional photography as well as digital painting. I hope you enjoy it.