Currently living in Buffalo, NY
As child, I drew everywhere and on everything. When I entered high school, my focus switched to wrestling, which continued into college and after. My brother's work as an illustrator inspired me to go back to University for drawing and painting. After graduating from SUNY Buffalo State College in 2002, I attended a few workshops and continued to study on my own. I read, drew, and painted as much as I could for the next eight years. I was introduced to the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, and fell in love with it. I travel several times a month from Buffalo to Toronto to be involved with this great program. I have been doing this for the last 6 years, and plan to continue for a few more.
I am currently working on a series of narrative figure pieces and portraits. My focus is on the figure and portraiture, but I also enjoy painting plein air landscapes. I am accepting commissions.
My works are a reflection on various aspects of my life. I paint in the classical style of the Old Masters, while employing contemporary themes. Metaphors are often used to illustrate a belief, experience, emotion, or to convey my interpretation of an individual. I use light to accent physical beauty and create mood or drama, in addition to being a subject itself.