About me and my art.
I'm a retired Software Engineer who found he had too much
time on his hands after exiting the workforce, so I began
painting and drawing again in 2011. I say again because this
was not the first foray into the arts. I had painted quite a
bit in 1974 & 75 at which time I was among the founding
members of the Colonie
|This is my one-man show
in June 2012 at the Town of Niskayuna Senior Center.
After only a year and a half of new art output, I was
invited to show my work and make a presentation at a
local town center. It included works in graphite pencil,
colored pencil, watercolors and oils.
|This is a photo of me at the first art show that the Colonie Art League had in June of 1975. It was at Washington Park in Troy, NY. I sold the one by my elbow and the one on the left is still hanging in my house.|
Unfortunately, when we started having a family, I simply stopped. Toddlers and oil paints are not compatible, besides my art room became a nursery. I did come back to painting for a short time in 1991 when I was awaiting and then recovering from open heart surgery, but then stopped again when I was fully recovered. It was another 20 years before I took it up anew. I found though, that within a few short weeks, I was doing as well as ever and actually improving rapidly.
When I started taking art lessons this time, I told the
instructor that I needed to draw draw draw. The painting would
be secondary until I was happy with what I could do with a no.
2 pencil. You can see the results on my drawings gallery page.
|And this was my entry (the roses) into the art show at the Colonie Town Hall in June 2011, 36 years after the last one I entered.|