- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
I grew up in Lancaster County, PA. Living in the city as I do now, Lancaster's woods are what I miss the most. It was only a short drive to go hiking and camping. There was even a cave for some spelunking fun.
- New York City, New York
After high school, I moved to New York City and continued my education at Pratt Institute. I had an outstanding drawing instructor at Pratt, who instilled a sense of respect for the history of art and the discipline of life drawing. Myself and some fellow students were inspired to form a drawing group. We met every night to take turns modeling for each other. This was an invaluable aid in fine tuning our perceptions and drawing skills. I graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I moved to Philadelphia to pursue my graduate degree at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. After a brief excursion into non-figurative painting, my final body of work was composed primarily of portraits and figure studies. I graduated in 2000 with a Master of Fine Art.
During my final year in graduate school, I began working as a mural painter. From 1999 to 2006, I designed and painted twelve outdoor murals and two indoor murals ranging in size from a twenty foot by ten foot mural inside the gymnasium of a boy's club to an eighty foot by eighty foot wall of an apartment complex. The subject matter of the murals has been as diverse as the communities they've represented, from a memorial for a beloved community leader in the neighborhoods of North Philadelphia to the history of the Philadelphia trolley car in West Philadelphia to a tribute to the Italian-American heritage of Northeast Philadelphia.
Since 2006, the challenge of creating clear, organized and visually appealing websites has become my primary focus. I have dedicated myself to the development of my web design portfolio and am eager to continue this pursuit.