Bret Schlesinger, Watercolor
Born in New York City, Bret attended Music and Art High School, Michigan State University, ultimately graduating from Brandeis University. Sensitive to his environment, especially when traveling, he �documents� what he observes, not always seen by the casual viewer, with his drawings and soft watercolor painting . Sometimes regretting that he did not pursue a career as an artist, he had wonderful experiences as a teacher at Washington Irving High School, with memories of students like Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar. After a brief stint at the Board of Education, he served as an Assistant Principal at City As School, an alternative high school in New York City. In addition he helped found an international education group devoted to educational reform. He once banded together to form The 5 Uptown Artists for studio exhibitions and recently showed his work at the Mamaroneck Library. For Bret his drawing �is his life� and his way of expressing himself. His advice to those who aspire to the arts is to get good instruction and JUST DRAW!