I have been a professional artist since 1994 when I resumed painting after retiring as a physical therapist for forty years. My works are in pastels, watercolors, water-soluble oils and acrylics. Recently, I've been developing skills in computer art and combining the paintings in a mixed-media format with regular acrylics.
I originally started out painting birds, but have expanded into doing more landscapes for the past several years. I spend half the year in northern New York and the other half in southern Arizona, so I have a wide variety of subjects to choose from. Driving back and forth twice each year, also gives me photo opportunities from across the United States.
In addition, I spend time writing and teaching art. I have an educational website for artists at Filarecki.com and am active in a forum for people using water-soluble oils. You can view the forum at Water-Soluble Oils Forum