I was born on a warm day in Buffalo, NY in 1983. My first teacher, the late and great Jeffry Wright taught me to appreciate the spirituality of nature. My mentor, Maryann Kammer, taught me everything else. I went on to receive a B.F.A. at the University at Buffalo in 2005. Here, Reinhard Reitzenstein taught me how to slow down a bit and look around.
After graduation, I moved to Northern Virginia, where I now call home with my wife Rebecca, son Jacob and daughter Vivy. I was once selected to wear cocktail attire at the Washington Project for the Arts, Select exhibition and Gala. I was also a two-time finalist for the Bethesda Painting Awards where I had to make a speech about paper and eggs.
I am continually inspired by slow-moving things, like reeds moving underwater, wind blowing through trees and painting softly. You can see my work around here and there. I also try to teach children and adults how to slow down a bit and look around.