KINZIE STREET studio, CHICAGO, circa 1987

1980-1992 I was very fortunate to have found the opportunity to live and work in the center of Chicago's vibrant downtown art scene. I acquired an 4,000 square foot live/work warehouse loft studio PICTURED RIGHT > perfectly located oKinzie St. between Clark and LaSalle in Chicago's River North. Walking distance to my Michigan Ave. Ad Agency job.   


Graphic Design, Art Direction and Painting afforded me a downtown metro-artistic lifestyle. I began working on a series of new paintings and drawings. Created The Cold House 5 collaborating with artist friends, and produced a One-of-a-Kind-Art Show in River North by converting an old cold storage warehouse into a gallery. Soon after that, I started exhibiting in galleries in Chicago and New York.   


During 1992-2014 I became the Design Director of The Independent Film & Video Magazine in New York. Bought two lakefront condos on Eastlake Terrace in Rogers Park Chicago. Lived and worked there for 22 years.… story to be continued. A self-published picture book on the art created during the years 1980–2014 out soon.

If a day goes by without my doing something related to art… it's as

though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though 

I had forgotten to wake up…

After serving in the USN, I went to art school, Graduated from York Academy of Arts, York, PA. in 1975. Moved to Chicago from south central Pennsylvania in 1976. Worked at a couple of Ad Agencies, and started Lakeffekt Art and Design in 1988.That's the year I went from a full time agency Art Director at Doremus & Company Advertising to the life of a independent artist.

Bio

...pronounced lake effect

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NORTH AVE. BEACH, view looking south. 2012

EASTLAKE TERRACE STUDIO, CHICAGO. 2010

LAST BEACH IN CHICAGO, SUMMER, 2013

EASTLAKE TERRACE, CHICAGO