From the Artist's Perspective
"I started out in school wanting to be a city planner. My particular area of interest was political economy and urbanism in developing countries. While a student, I worked in Brazil and New Haven, Connecticut. I enjoyed my studies, but couldn’t abide the everydayness of the practice of city planning.
While still at Yale, I met the painter, Jack Youngerman. A wonderful guy. He invited Susan and me to live in his loft in New York City the summer we got married. He went to Bridgehampton.
Through Jack, I was introduced to the New York art world. The whole thing was just sensational. Art was natural to me.
Things fell into place without much intention. I was courted and showed paintings with the Andre Emmerich Gallery, while I established
Chiron Press. And, through both, I was able to know and work with great American artists. I was very fortunate.
I started Upper South Studio to integrate and to some extent replicate that New York City formula."
Reflecting on studio spaces Chiron Press was in a loft in NYC, now I have a building in a village in NC. LR