I create trompe-l’oeil paintings of oriental rugs. My training at Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts did not hint at my choice of subject, but it did prepare me. Perhaps watching my grandfather in his retirement patiently weaving rugs when I was a small boy gave me the idea. Or maybe it’s a genetic quirk that allows me the patience to paint all those pointillist “knots” that add up to the illusion.
My subjects often stray to unexpected areas—Portraiture, Pop Culture, and Abstraction, but always adhere to my signature pointillist, “textillian ” technique.
I’ve been fortunate in the past twenty years to have been in many group shows in New England and several solo shows, including The Copley Society, The Armenian Museum, The University of Massachusetts at Boston, and OK Harris Gallery in NewYork. My work is in many private and public collections, including U. Mass- Boston, The Armenian Museum and Library of America, Fidelity Investments, and Wellington Mngt- UK.