Following retirement in 2005 meant a move from Pasadena, CA. for Nairy, my wife, and Thumper, our Maine Coon cat, and me, to Camano Island and time to enjoy painting acrylic miniatures and working with small stone sculptures.
In July, 2015, Thumper went to kitty heaven. She was 19 1/2 years of age.
I only use the Golden brand of products on my paintings. Each of
my miniature canvases or panels are given 3 coats of gesso. Only acrylic paint is used on my paintings. Once the painting is complete,
they are given 3 coats of soft gel medium, followed by 3 coats
of gloss polymer varnish with UVLS (ultra violet light
During my working career I spent 36 years at Pasadena City College, in Pasadena, CA, where, as a Professor, I taught studio television operations.
I am a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
(SMPTE), and a Life Member of the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society
In 1989, received a citation for outstanding service’s to the society (SMPTE).
In 1992, in New York, elevated to Fellow of (SMPTE).
In 1997 received the Eastman Kodak Gold Medal in Toronto, Ont.
In 2001, the (SMPTE) Presidential Proclamation.
In 2001, the Risser Education Outstanding Teacher Award, one of Pasadena City College’s highest awards.