I was born on Flag Day, 1984 in Salem, Massachusetts. Like most artists, my talent burgeoned at an early age. Click the image to the left to view some of my early doodles.
My formal training began in first grade, under the guidance of artist Ken Herwitz. Over the course of 10 years, he taught me the fundamentals of drawing and painting.
From 1998 to 2002, I attended Saint John's Prep, an all boys Catholic High School. Under art teacher Harriet Malone, I received the encouragement needed for my work to mature.
My biggest commission came shortly after RISD graduation, when I was hired to paint a mural for my high school library.
With my bank account full, I moved to New York City in 2008 to see what all the hype was about. The money, however, didn't last long, and I soon could not even afford food to eat. But despite my weight of just 119 lbs, my work made incredible strides.
By 2009, I felt it best to return to Salem. There, I could actually afford to be an artist. I moved my studio in the Bowditch House (once home to Salem's famed navigator) and began producing many significant series.
To make ends meat, I established The Art School of Salem. For the next 7 years, I would teach children and adults how to draw and paint, an endeavor I found incredibly rewarding.
Around 2011, I had painted a portrait of Steve Jobs in the hopes of enticing commissions. When I brought it to the 5th Ave branch in NYC, it was literally thrown out the door.
I designed and built the world's first glowing frame.
This ultimately led to my first explorations into abstract art.