Weinstein began art school at Boston University after a year of law school at Georgetown University Law Center. He was given a grant to The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA in 1970 and then moved to Florida where he earned his MFA from the University of Florida. This led to a long-time career as an art teacher at Green Mountain College in Vermont, where he received status Emeritus.
A true Renaissance man and avid traveler, Weinstein is continually drawn to European countries; particularly France, Italy and the countries of the romance languages. The depth and history of the architecture and urban landscapes, and the energy of the people continually inspire his paintings.
Painting for the artist is about the figure in landscape. I’ve dabbled with abstraction, but have always returned to the urban landscape. It is the truest form of inspiration, and my form of connecting to our existence. My feelings and my brush strokes are intertwined.