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Early Influences

During the early years of my arts career, I had the privilege of working alongside Dr. Avard Fairbanks, who was not only a highly accomplished artist but also one of the last artists to attend the prestigious École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1913. From 1970 to 1980, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Fairbanks on several significant projects that spanned both time and distance.
Read more about my experience with Dr. Fairbanks

Fierce Independence

My art education has been an independent and self-directed approach to learning. As I progressed in my career, I continue to explore and develop understanding in materials and techniques.
Read about those who helped influence me 

a true classical approach to sculpture remains elusive

Few artists can truly boast of classical training until recently, with the rise of the modern Classical Atelier movement over the past 20 years. When I was starting out, there were no such offerings for young people seeking a classical education in art. Even today, a true classical approach to sculpture remains elusive. A classically trained sculptor would work with marble and granite, employing techniques of measurement devices and direct carving. Like Michelangelo, they would carve the stone solely by observation. This is the practice I have dedicated my lifetime to.
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