about...

I was born in Scranton, PA in 1975 and have resided in Northeast PA for my entire life.  I've been interested in drawing, cartooning painting, music and writing as long as I can remember.  I've been an active musician since the age of 12. Throughout high school and college I split my focus between music and art in what felt like a separation or division of the two as separate entities - where I would eventually have to make a choice between the two - to pursue whole heartedly one or the other. Now I believe that one art form is a respite from the other and at the same time a catalyst and facilitator, each for the other. They relate very much to one another as it pertains to my work as a whole.

I graduated from Marywood University in 2001 with a BFA in Painting.  I had some really incredible teachers and mentors that impacted me, of course in fine arts, but also in a very broad spectrum.  I very much respect them, their work and their teachings.

Living only 2 1/2 hours outside of New York city, I've spent much time there visiting and studying the paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney, and many of the contemporary galleries. I've shown extensively in group and solo exhibitions from 1997 to 2001 and started showing again in October 2009. I made drawings, paintings, and sculptures during that time in between, but wasn't necessarily happy with the work I was making until about January of 2009...

As for life in general, I've been through some really messed up stuff and been a part of some real beauty throughout and it really, really impacts how, why, and when i work. So much of the stuff of life is absorbed by my work after the fact - in an almost extracting way, just as much as those events inspire or in some cases push me to work.


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updates...

Please stop by Nada & Co. to see some of the works on this site in person.

Also please swing by the Scranton Cultural Center offices to see some work that is installed there.  Thanks!