My business for the last 25 years has been as a tour operator as you can see in the paragraph below. Since the corona virus it's no longer safe to take people on planes or get together in large groups. So like everyone else I need to wait for the time when things get back to normal. That will take quite some time. This has encouraged me to find some other way to create and to survive these tough times we all share. Several months ago it just came to me: Morphing! I do remember how fantastic some of the artists morphed videos were but had no idea how this was done. The one that really turned me on is this one titled "500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art" seen here. That lit a fire under me and motivated me to spend untold hours learning how to do this so I can offer this as a service to other people.
As founder and first president of the Art Students League of Denver in 1987 received an award from the Denver Partnership for 'Contributing to the Quality of Life of Downtown Denver'. Since then I have organized overseas tours for artists to Greece, England, Portugal, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, Morocco, Cuba, Colorado and New York City.
Ever since I started painting 35 years ago there have been 2 things that resonated with me.. the figure and New York City scenes. I studied anatomy for artists and have spent hundreds of hours learning, experimenting with color, composition and drawing. Because I've spent well over a thousand hours painting the figure from life it's enabled me to stretch out and create more interesting canvases using the camera as a tool. Some of the themes I've painted lately are: NYC scenes, boxing (I boxed years ago), the Civil War, the Indian Wars and a series of paintings of imaginary scenes inside museums pulling together a variety of images to create those paintings.