After graduating from MIT, I started a publisher's production company, and worked as art director/manager. In 1998, I created my first large scale interactive art environment for an award-winning early-education center. In recent years, I have focused my energies on classic oil painting and the fine arts. I both teach and produce two dimensional art pieces.
Each of my paintings is a poem that addresses a social, personal or cultural issue, with a sense of optimism and hope. This applies both to my figurative work and my cityscapes, although the genres are strikingly different.
My figures are generally focused on beautiful people facing ”challenges.” The strength of the subject perseveres and the message becomes one of hope.
My cityscapes capitalize on the same heroic instinct, in which the city itself is the protagonist. I deconstruct my landscapes, using rollers and knives and sponges, to blend ugly into the beauty, until they become a story about the light and the motion and the energy of the city.