ALBY

Hoping For Rain - Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.

"I was born in NYC, raised in Ontario, Canada. I have a passion for living in varied cultures and environments rather than scraping their surface as a tourist. In order to find Adjunct teaching opportunities at each new horizon, I developed advanced skills in art theory; color, perspective, photographic process, design and digital media to fill an often available niche in fine art programs. 

New communities and the study of enduring visual principles have given me a constant source of dynamic material to explore. Through years of uprooting and transplanting, I have witnessed many extraordinary ecosystems, many seriously challenged by our uncontrolled growth and development. In response, I have evermore turned my expression to social comment, not only to inspire the soul but also, if possible, to awaken environment and social consciousness.

I'd like my viewer to remember how much potential power we have within familial wisdom, gathered mythologies, altruistic philosophies, science and technology that can radically heal as much as it can destroy. It’s hard to imagine that our collective teachings, experience and imagination have not already turned the tide of planetary destruction. The time is of the essence for us to collect ourselves and restore what we can of our beautiful planet."

 

Education

BFA,  Antioch College, Yellow Springs Ohio, USA - 1980

MFA, Florida State University., Tallahassee Florida, USA - 1984 - Summa Cum Laude

MEd, Concordia University, Portland Oregon, USA - 2011 - Summa Cum Laude

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Waiting For Raven - Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Crazy Clouds and Beautiful Koans - Oil on canvas 18 x 24 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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