In the late 1980s when I turned 40, I decided that in lieu of a mid-life crisis, that I'd take up painting. It was a good choice - my background in stained glass provided me with a distinctive style and a fondness for strong colors. I had a number of exhibitions on Long Island (including a large solo show at the State University of New York at Old Westbury in 1994) and went far afield to Paris in 1991 (at the Pons-Debord Gallery) and Copenhagen at Galleri Marius in 1996.
After moving to Scottsdale in 2001, my interest turned to designing beaded jewelry. However, a visit to the Phoenix Museum of Art in 2015 to see the Modernist Painting Exhibition, rekindled my desire to paint. Because of space limitations, I was forced to work on a much smaller scale and with advancing years my sense of whimsy has grown- thus the rubber ducky series.