I make small, intimate drawings in sketchbooks. Each sketchbook serves as a small factory, a space to create. The drawings are ideas or notes that incubate over many months. When complete, I harvest and sort them in order to eliminate dead ends and make sense of my thoughts.
As an only child, I drew constantly. My family fed my interest, enrolled me in art classes, and took me to museums. I left for college at 17 years and executed a vast array of poor decisions until my 25th year. My drawing had always proven to be the best decision. I enrolled in school for design but quickly fell in love with oil painting. I moved to NYC in 2005. I continued to paint but was unable to profit. I chose to focus on working for the art world. I continued drawing, commissioned portraits, freelanced illustration work, and committed to my art world employers. I started as a minimum wage laborer and became a driver, a crater, a fine art handler, a registrar, and a manager. By the end, I wore a suit and I fired people.
In 2015, my wife and I decided it best that I become a stay at home father. my efforts are now focused on my family, my art, and my community.