Welcome to my Fineartamerica page. My artistic focus is on both oil painting and photography. After spending several years working toward a degree and finally finishing, I decided I needed a hobby. So in 2008 I took a drawing class through a local adult education program. After completing the course, I started painting classes with the instructor, Kathy Herbert of Worcester MA. Painting became a passion and I found that I needed subject matter for painting references. I've committed my painting to my photos only. So, I took up photography to fill the void and found I loved that as well, not just for photo references but as an art form in and of itself. So now I have two artistic passions, oil painting and photography. My site on FAA are a sampling of both media. I reside in Central MA with my wife of 25 years and 3 teenage kids.