Born in Pittsburgh, PA. BA Duquesne University. Studied sumi-e (Japanese ink painting) with Motoi Oi and Evalyn Aaron. Studied Chinese painting at the School of Chinese Brushwork in New York City with Wang Chi Yaun. Continued study of Chinese painting in Chicago with Monica Liu, Charles Liu and Guang Xin Qian. Workshops with Cheng-Khee Chee, Henry Wo Yue-Kee, Shozo Sato, Ning Yhee, Koho Yamamoto and many other Asian painters..
Additional study in watercolor, oil, crafts, portrait painting, silk screen printing, monoprinting, marbling and photography.
Painting trip to Japan that included travel and study with Robert E. Wood. Traveled and studied in China with Dong Kingman. Second trip to Japan to study Japanese crafts. Study trip to Taiwan with Ning Yhee.
Extensive experience teaching Japanese ink painting in Chicago area at Adult Education Department of Highland Park High School, Chicago Botanic Garden, Field Museum, New Trier Extension, Japanese American Service Committee, David Adler Cultural Center, Skokie Park District, The Art Center of Highland Park, Winnetka Public Schools, Evanston Art Center, and Park Ridge Art League. Taught workshops at Fernwood in Niles, Michigan, Peninsula Art School in Wisconsin, The Sumi-e Society in Virginia Beach and Pocket Utopia Gallery and Underground Currents Gallery in New York. Demonstrations for many schools art leagues, senior centers and clubs.
One person and group exhibits in Chicago and suburbs, New York City, Long Island, Washington DC, Mobile, Indianapolis, Duluth, and Toronto. Prizes and awards in many shows. Work in private and public collections.
Member and board member of art organizations including Sumi-e Society of America, Sumi-e Midwest, The Art Center Highland Park,Artists of Dickinson Hall, Artists on the Bluff, nd the Glenview Art League.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA. Duquesne University graduate .
Studied with many Japanese and Chinese painters
Painting trips to Japan and China.
Extensive experience teaching painting to adults and children.
One person and group exhibits in Chicago and suburbs, New York City, Long Island, Washington DC, Mobile, Duluth, Indianapolis, and Toronto. Prizes and awards in many shows. Work in private and public collections.
Member and board member of art organizations including Sumi-e Society of America, Sumi-e Midwest, and Wilmette Art Guild.
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