I am a painter and mixed media artist living in the Logan Square neighborhood of my hometown, Chicago. Following college at Syracuse University (BFA ’00) with a semester in Florence, Italy studying Renaissance painting, I lived in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. I curated the fine art portion of bi-monthly “Art & Science” events at Galapagos Art Space until 2006 when I returned to Chicago.
Three of my pieces were shown in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago at the Sustainable Architecture Chicago exhibit in tandem with Bruce Mao’s Massive Change exhibit.
Following that show, I took a hiatus from my art to forge a career marketing for architects which proved to stifle my ability to create artwork. In 2018 I re-booted my creative practice, and have since been featured in multiple international live and digital exhibits/competitions, national art publications, and local galleries / markets.
My dream is to make a sustainable living through creating visual work that resonates with the viewer on a deep subconscious level that leaves them with a sense of wonder and beauty.
Combining aesthetic beauty with the unexpected is something I strive for in my art. The unexpected could be a sheen, a hallucination, an octopus.
Whether a piece is representational of a specific subject or demonstrates an abstracted concept, my goal for creating art is twofold:
• Allow the viewer to feel connected with and intrigued, regardless of subject matter or technique
• Put something original into the world that answers or investigates subconscious questions, leaving a lasting conscious impression of beauty and satisfaction