"'The Art Students League of New York' has been a major source for the training of artists since 1875. My painting instructor, Edwin Dickinson, studied there as did his mentor and colleague, Charles Hawthorne. Their development of a visual approach to the appearance of nature — color-spots — is the basis for my work. You may refer to the web site link Writings for a detailed description. The paintings here were done in the Dickinson class in 1958-1959."