701 Briarwood Court
New Paltz, New York 12561


Professional Artist, Art Restoration

Summary of Experience:

• Thirty years experience in commercial and private sector painting, plastering, and wall restoration in 18th & 19th century homes.

• Molding restoration and taping new homes.

• Decorative finishes: marbleizing, wood graining, glazing and murals.

• Antique photograph restoration and furniture restoration

• Taught Art at Bank Street School in NYC as a temp in 1980 for a friend.

• Taught Art to senior citizens in Sullivan County, at a Senior Citizen Center.

• Some private teaching in Sullivan and Ulster countries.

Art Education:

• Art Students League of New York City. Studied with Huey Lee Smith, Isaac Sawyer and Robert Beverly Hale: received three scholarships.

• School of Visual Arts, New York City

• New School for Social Research. Studied with Meneru Kawabata

• Ulster County Community College/Computer Arts

Exhibited & Published Work:

• Unframed Artists Gallery, New Paltz, NY The Group Shows 2007

• The Bakery, New Paltz, NY - One Man Show: July 2006

• Pasquales Pizza, New Paltz, NY - Mural paintings Interior & Exterior of building: 2005-06

• Starbucks Café, New Paltz, NY - One Man Show: July 2005

• Colony Café in Woodstock, NY - One Man Show: Nov 2004

• Hillside Manor, Kingston, NY - Mural Painting: 2003

• Mountain Motors Audi Dealership, Kingston, NY - Mural Painting: 2002

• Hans Auto Body Shop, New Paltz, NY - Mural, Painting: 2001

• Ulster Savings Bank, New Paltz, NY - One Man Show: 2000

• Starbucks Café, New Paltz, NY - One Man Show: 2000

• Skies The Limit, Kingston, NY

• Woodstock Artist Association, Three Man Shows: 1996-97

• Published work in Darshan, an International Spiritual Magazine - December 1993

• Catskill Art Society, Hurleyville, NY Group Show: 1990 & 91 • Unitarian Society, Rock Tavern, NY - One Man Show: 1992

• La Manna La Galleria, NYU City - Group Show: 1991

• Gelabert Studios, NY City - Group Shows: 1991

• Accepted for Shows at the Roerich Musseum, NY City, 1991

• Catskill Art Society, Hurleyville, New York - Group Show: 1990 & 91

• Catskill Art Society, Hurleyville, New York - Group Show: 1990 & 91

• Art Students League of New York City - Group Show: 1978, 79 & 82

Extras in Three Films:

• “Black Widow” – with Willem Dafoe – Stoneridge, NY

• “Down to the Bone” – with Vera Famiga – Kingston, NY

• “Sparky Bob” – A film made by Columbia University Graduates – New Paltz. NY

• “Peace Love & Misunderstanding” – with Jane Fonda, Katherine Keener. Director: Bruce Bearsford


• Mother of actor Matt Dillon

• Trudi Vogel, former wife of writer Nat Hentoff

• Frank Gannon, former writer for Richard Nixon & David Letterman

Awards & Scholarships:

• Multiple Scholarships to Art Students League of New York

• Awarded Membership in Woodstock Artist Association Incorporated in 1996

• Artist Grant Recipient in 2007

Military Experience:

• United States Navy: 1963-1967

• Honorable Discharge Extras:

• Work Shown on New Paltz Public Access during personal interview at public event: 2008

Taking an eclectic approach towards surface art in all its creative phases, my goal is to create an illusion of multi-dimensionality on a flat, otherwise lifeless space

By juxtaposing translucent glazes with striking mediums, the outcome is rich and alive - with great definition and textural subtlety.

I also feel that being respectful of the clients needs and vision is crucial to the desired outcome. Time spent in preparation of a desired effect is key to creative the results you are looking for.

Please feel free to call for more information or to set up an appointment.

I can be contacted at 845-664-0294 or 845-857-9858