first exposure to fine art murals was in the 40s when
I visited Boston and saw Sargent's work at the Museum of Fine
Legend of Galahad and King Arthur in the Public Library. Also
the murals in the Worcester Memorial Auditorium in Worcester while
in grade school.
then became aware of Michelangelo and Leonardo and their murals
and paintings through the large Phaiden books which I read at
our public library in Gardner.
at Yale's School of Fine Arts I studied with three instructors
who were actively creating murals. Rudy Zalinger, Sante Graziani
and Eugene Savage.
learned some of the techniques and process of mural painting
Later, when in New York City, Sante Graziani was my mentor and
advised me on the technique of secco-fresco using casein
mediums that I
was able to make myself.
I added Oil Paint mural techniques and most recently Acrylic
mediums adapting them for use in murals. The egg-tempera
adapt well to acrylic.
of the Magi Triptych
on panel. From
the collection of the artist.
drawings to finished panels: 1983 - 1993.