I was born in New Jersey but escaped to Berks County, Pennsylvania when I was three years old. In my childhood I developed a deep love of the natural world. After a brief stint, on academic probation, as a Biology major at Penn State I transferred to Kutztown University where I earned a BFA and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Throughout my years I have had the privilege of studying drawing, painting, and other art forms under many wonderful people.
I believe that art is all about imagination & feelings. As an artist it is my desire to stir emotions and start discussions. Art should cause you to feel something. Joy, sorrow, love, happiness, introspection; even fear, disgust, or anger. Everyone sees a piece of art differently based on their life experiences and beliefs.
I am inspired by the good, the bad, and the ugly. The human experience. The old masters, as well as contemporary artists. By the natural world, and by human nature. I paint because I have to. It is who I am and how I express my feelings. I believe that all forms of art are a celebration of what it means to be human.