Artist Statement
    "My involvement in music and art is the 'spice of life' that drives me. As in the different movements of Chopin, the surface of the canvas can show movements with brush, color and contrast of modulating forms. I aspire to use every brush stroke with form as a note with color. My earlier works reflect my growth as a student at the University of the Arts while playing double bass in the Youth Orchestra of Philadelphia. At that time, I focused on portraiture, however, after traveling to the Netherlands, France, Italy and Jamaica, along with an exposure to Studio Incamminati; I am now able to broaden my style of painting. After having recently retired from teaching art, I can now devote myself full-time to music and art."

    -- Clif Anderson

Clif Anderson received a BFA in Art Education from the University of the Arts in 1969. While teaching in the Philadelphia Public Schools he went on to advance his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Studio Incammaniti, and earned a Master's Degree in Special Education at Antioch Graduate School. Despite his choosing to attend an art college, he had an extensive background in music, studying double bass with Ferdinand Maresh of the Philadelphia Orchestra and has performed in many symphony orchestras.

Currently Clif continues his involvement in music playing principal bass with the Main Line Symphony, the Chorale and Chamber Society, and the Thomas Jefferson University Orchestra. He also fills in with the Delaware County Symphony. Clif formed a duet called "Duet de Jardin" which combines a bassoon player, Edward Ziegman and Clif on double bass. Together they have performed locally at various retirement communities, senior center, libraries, book stores and art shows. To see them perform, click here.

Edward Ziegman was born and educated in New York City; studied bassoon with Roberto Sensale, Stephan Maxym and also with Frank Ruggieri; earned both a Bachelors' and Masters' Degree in Performance from the Manhattan School of Music; freelances in the Greater Tri-State area; a member of the Concertante Wind Quintet and is now principle bassoon with the Academy Chamber Society.

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