ARTIST BIOGRAPHYAlways drawing, I grew up in New York City and spent Saturdays in children's sessions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I attended the School of Industrial Art on Lexington and 51st, where lunch hour often meant time at the new Stieglitz Gallery, immersed in black and white photography, which still strongly influences my work. After a BFA degree in painting from Cooper Union, I journeyed West, landing in New Mexico. My time is here in the studio or traveling to Italy, each place feeding me and complementing my life. My work is born from experiences that produce a series of four to eight pieces each year.My home is on a hilltop in Placitas, New Mexico, where I have livedfor over four decades savoring the sunrises and sunsets, the magnificent sky, and the grand terrain of mountains and mesas. My modest studio gives me space enough to experiment and to freely move around my prints as changes are abruptly needed. I'd rather lose an image than not take the risk of a shift in storyline. The emotional quality in my work is most important to me.