Welcome to my watercolors at Teatown Lake Reservation. These are a collection of watercolor paintings I have been creating over the past 20 years, most of which the public has never seen. I have always enjoyed nature as a subject matter. The reference for these paintings are mostly from photos that I have taken and modified, although some are imagined. The studies of streams and the movement of water seem to lend themselves to the watercolor medium. Local Westchester parks and reservations have been a major source of inspiration.
I have made a balance of commercial art, fine art and teaching over the past 23 years. Recently I have been teaching adult classes at One River Art & Design in Hartsdale, which I have found to be a great way to share and build knowledge. Artists that I inspire me: John Singer Sargent, JMW Turner, Edward Seago, James Whistler, Arthur B. Davies, Henry Bacon, Winslow Homer, John Lafarge Charles Sheeler and Andrew Wyeth.
My work can be seen at Saatchiart.com/xman
I have shown my work in Manhattan, Westchester & Connecticut galleries. Gallery list upon request.
Education: BFA from Rhode Island School of Design -additional classes at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Art Students League