about


I enjoy the art of storytelling through my real life experiences. I use a limited palette of primary colors. I enjoy its simplicity. It helps keep me focused and the painting harmonious. Colors are the musical notes I help compose a painting with. Colors and brush strokes reflect my emotional state at that point and I’ve learned to trust it. And learned to honor it. It’s taken many years to trust the process. And I’m proud to be a hard-working student and teacher. There’s always so much to learn, and painting is learning about yourself and life within you and around you. I also think it’s important to pass your knowledge on to others, and I have such joy passing what I have learned to other painters and enthusiasts.

Born in Hempstead, NY and raised in New Jersey. I relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2006 to pursue my art career. I have been blessed to work and live in New Mexico for many years and it’s had a profound effect on my life and work to this day. In 2012, I moved to Korea, then Taiwan where I continue painting the zen of life, as well as teaching art and English. In 2016, I visited China to help students paint a mural at their school and teach art where there were little resources. Before I returned to the US in Feb. 2017, I taught art in Vietnam. It was an incredible experience and would like to do more work in the future and teach art globally.  I relocated to Ft. Collins, Colorado to continue my art journey.

 

CV (Selected Shows)

2017 Caroline’s Restaurant, Group Show, Danang, Vietnam
2016 Barcelona Int. Art Fair, Sala Cornillas, Group Show, Barcelona, Spain
2016 China Mural Project, Woyang Village, Xinyi Prov, China
2014 Exposure Group Show, Hakka Cultural Park, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Taipei Art Village Cafe, Solo Art show, Taipei, Taiwan
2013 Taipei Art Village, Group Art Show “Exposure”, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Jeonbuk Yeseolhwaegwan Gallery, Jeonju, South Korea
2011 Great American Muralist Competition, Tucson, AZ
2010 New York Contemporary Art Show, New York City, NY
2009 Capitol Hill People’s Fair, Juried Art Fair, Denver, CO
2008 ABQ Open Space Visitors Center, Juried Group Show, Albuquerque, NM 2008 Sumner & Dean Gallery, PAPNM Group Show, Albuquerque, NM
2007 GoFest! Outdoor Juried Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
2006 Times Square Lobby Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York City, NY
2005 New York Illustration Picture Show, New York City, NY
2005 Cat’s Eye Gallery, Group Show, Philadelphia, PA
2001 Art Museum Cafe, Philadelphia Art Museum, Solo Show, Philadelphia, PA 1998 Lawrence Library, Main Gallery, Solo Show, Lawrenceville, NJ
1995 Oreland Art Center, Group Show, Oreland, PA
1994 Artworks Art Center, Silent Group Auction, Trenton, NJ
1992 Westbeth Gallery, Student Group Exhibition, New York City, NY
1992 Sprague Gallery, MSU “Distortions”, Solo Show, Upper Montclair, NJ
1992 Al Di La Restaurant, Solo Show “Naturama”, Montclair, NJ
1991 Main Gallery, Mercer County Community College, Group Show, Trenton, NJ