I was born in 1974 in Kingston, NY. After a brief and notably unsuccessful stint at Parsons School of Design in the early 1990s, I found myself in a creative dry spell for about two decades.
In early 2019, I started to research painting techniques with acrylic on canvas and found many ways to paint hard-edge geometric paintings. I ran into more influential artists like Ellsworth Kelly, Frederick Hammersley, Frank Stella, Bridget Riley, Ad Reinhardt, and Barnett Newman. I consider them to be my teachers, and I have taken a bit from each of their practices.
By paring down my observations of the world around me, and then applying the techniques I have learned while studying my favorite artists, I have found a style I am completely comfortable working in. This work is as much about the process as it is about the final outcome. In my recent Los Angeles series, I have been incorporating new materials like matte mediums, Flashe vinyl paint and textured metallic paints to depict abstracted views of the Los Angeles cityscape.