Career I: 1960—1999, Advertising and Marketing Communications
I spent 39 years in communications, marketing and advertising. As owner/CEO and creative director of PGM Inc., an advertising and marketing communications agency, I participated in all functions and operations of the business. PGM built a reputation on obtaining excellent results for clients by creating compelling ad concepts through execution of the creative product. I was a hands on creative director producing many award winning programs. Throughout my agency career, I participated as a copywriter, designer, art director and commercial photographer (PGM had in-house photo facilities). I sold PGM to another ad agency in 1999 and left to pursue other interests, among them metal sculpture. I am currently consulting in specialized areas of marketing communications.
Career II: 1969—1972, Metal Sculpture
I started studying metal sculpture with John Kearny, who later became well known for bumper sculpture, in 1969 and continued at the Evanston Art Center through 1972. During this period I developed an abstract stylistic approach working primarily in steel materials and using a variety of welding, cutting and shaping techniques. Because of career and family necessities, I had to put my sculpture career on hold. However, several of my sculptures from the 1969-1972 period have found their way into private and corporate collections. Push the pause button.
Career III: 1999—Present, Metal Sculpture
Fast forward to 1999, business sold, family grown and back to metal sculpture with renewed zeal and 29 years of ideas and sketches waiting to be completed. I went back to the Evanston Art Center for more classes and direction from 1999 through 2000. At the EAC I studied with Sam Nichols, Darren Hollowell and Christopher Ritter, all accomplished professional metal sculptors and teachers. In December of 2000, I took my own studio space in Highland Park, where I have worked on my styles, concepts and metal working skills, producing a body of work consisting of wall pieces, stand-ups and large outdoor sculptures. I am presently displaying and selling my work in shows, galleries and alternative public venues. My goal is to create art I think will stimulate and challenge the viewers to discover something new within themselves.