About

I am mostly self-taught and draw my inspiration from a combination of real, imagined scenes.

 

Most of my paintings are painted using modeling clay on a marble dusted gesso board.  I created this modeling clay technique in 1999. It immediately resonated with me. I became captivated by the immediacy of using my fingers as a brush, the unlimited range of color and the complexity resulting from layering clay, pulling the clay across the board to create veils of color and utilizing the three-dimensional property inherent in clay.

Occasionally I use water colors, pastels and crayons on heavy paper.

Most of my photographs are of our home's gardens, trees and swimming pool. I have lived in Baltimore for about 35 years.

I hope you too will enjoy my art.

Michael