My first exposure to fine art murals was in the 40s when I visited Boston and saw Sargent's work at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Legend of Galahad and King Arthur in the Public Library. Also the murals in the Worcester Memorial Auditorium in Worcester while in grade school.
I 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.
While at Yale's School of Fine Arts I studied with three instructors who were actively creating murals. Rudy Zalinger, Sante Graziani and Eugene Savage.
I learned some of the techniques and process of mural painting from them. 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.
Later I added Oil Paint mural techniques and most recently Acrylic mediums adapting them for use in murals. The egg-tempera methods adapt well to acrylic.
Gifts of the Magi Triptych
36" by 96" oil on panel. From the collection of the artist.
From drawings to finished panels: 1983 - 1993.