I was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on February 7th, 1983 and grew up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. My childhood is filled with family and friends and warm memories of summers at the beach. I absorbed my father and mother’s encouragement of art pursuit and took creative after school programs offered in public schools, as well as playing sports and fishing with my father and brother.
When I was 16, I started to paint taking advanced placement art classes in high school and compiled a portfolio to win art scholarships to study at Maryland Institute College of Art in the Fall of 2001. At this time I had my art exhibited for the first time and I also began working as a deckhand with fishing charter boats.
I studied general fine arts with a concentration in painting and a minor in liberal arts. I studied under Marc Karnes, Susan Waters-Eller, and Raoul Middleman and began to draw connections with landscape paintings, illusionism and drawing the narrative in my work. After graduation, I headed back to fishing and furthering my skills as an artist after work or on days off.
If you are in the area, I have been elected to hold a solo exhibition of selected original watercolor, oil and gyotaku fish prints. The show will run to the end of February. I hope you will find time to see my recent work.