For the past 29 years I've been a muti-genre illustrator of book covers & interiors, magazines, and institutional, and advertising projects.
My work has spanned the range of Horror , Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Fashion, Romance, Portraiture, and Children's/Young Adult books; although I've always favored the darker and more fantastical, mysterious end of picture making.
In recent years the itch has grown(into a large rash) to express my own visions, beyond the confines and whims of the illustration market at large; so I've begun the new journey of pursuing the gallery/fine art end of the art world.
Though my personal work is derived, mostly, from emotional feelings and abstract thoughts, my purpose is to present, not necessarily interpret or define.
If I attempt to interpret or define, I limit the potential meaning of the work, not only to my audience, but to myself.
I think a work should show enough, on the surface, to draw a viewer's attention and then hopefully compel them to investigate further and deeper, beyond the surface for a more complete and fulfilling experience into "something else".
On the other hand, sometimes it's fun just to paint or draw a "pretty" or an "ugly" picture.
born: 1962, Bronx, New York
Du Cret School of Art, 1981-1985
School of Visual Arts, 1983-1984
Mary Wilson Award for Outstanding Landscape of the Year - Woodstock Artists Association & Museum 2013
Art Renewal Center International Salon Finalist - Still Life Category (2) - 2011/2012
Mary Wilson Award for Outstanding Landscape of the Year - Woodstock Artists Association & Museum 2011
Gold Award & Bronze Award - Book Category - Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Annual - 2006
International Artist Magazine #89 Feb/Mar, p. 9, 2013
American Artist Drawing Magazine, p. 39, Spring 2011
Spectrum - The Best in Fantastic Art Annual, Flesk Publications, 1999 - 2011
selected group shows
Artists of Woodstock:Creative Collaborative, Historic/Contemporary Survey of Woodstock Artists, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, New Jersey, 2013
Current Hues of the Hudson:Contemporary artists Working in the Hudson Valley, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, New York, 2013
Zombie: 50 Artists Interpret the Word "Zombie", Last Rites Gallery, New York, New York, 2013
Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles-Illustration West 51, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, California, 2013