honesty, noun: truthfulness, sincerity or frankness

My aim as an artist is to strive for honesty. I believe it is key for communication through portrait, figure, or still life; to capture what is sincere, felt, poetic.

I am inspired by interactions with people, and objects of personal meaning.

Most of my portraits are alla prima, because I like the idea of preserving one moment with the model. For this, I prefer red chalk or oil paint. Through still life, I can infuse meaning with seemingly random objects.

I received my B.F.A. in Painting from Moore College of Art and Design. To further my studies, I completed the Advanced Fine Art Program at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.

I currently live in Naples, Florida, where I teach and work in my studio.