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The Artist

I decided to study art as a young boy while studying with my 8th and 9th grade Art Teacher. He was one of those inspiring teachers that change a student’s life. I initially studied fine art as a means to get into the advertising business as a Graphic Designer. I received my Associates Degree in Advertising Art and Design at the State University of New York at Farmingdale. However, I have always loved fine art, especially drawing and painting the figure, as well as still lifes. At 37, I decided to go back to school full time to study portraiture and figure painting. I studied at The Art Students League of New York, National Academy of New York, Grand Central Academy. and Tuscany Italy. My inspiration comes from artists like Michelangelo, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Pietro Annigoni, and Andrew Wyeth to name a few. I work mostly in oils, graphite pencil and charcoal. I moved to the Red Bank Area in April 1999. I have shown work in several art clubs and organizations over the past few years. One tradition many families hold dear is the passing down of a portrait that has been in the family for generations. Today, there is a much broader range of people having their portraits painted than ever before. I think capturing some ones character is what I love to do best. I love the interaction between artist and the sitter. I enjoy meeting new people and developing long-term friendships through the process of painting someone’s portrait and producing other commissions.


2023 Guild of Creative, Shrewsbury, NJ, Caivano Memorial Award of Oil

2022 ArtVenture Juried Show, Flemington NJ

2019 Barnes Gallery, Garden City, NY

2016 Monmouth Museum Members Show

2014 Guild of Creative Art Juried Show - Shrewsbury, NJ

2009 Guild of Creative Art Juried Show, People’s Choice Award - Shrewsbury, NJ
2005 Guild of Creative Art Juried Show, 1st Place - Shrewsbury, NJ
2001 Guild of Creative Art Juried Show, 2nd Place - Shrewsbury, NJ
2001 Guild of Creative Art Associate Members show - Shrewsbury, NJ
2000 Art Alliance 14th Annual Juried Show - Red Bank, NJ
1999 Guild of Creative Art Members show - Shrewsbury, NJ
1998 Bellmore Public Library - Bellmore, NY
1997 The Art Students League of New York - New York, NY
1996 The Art Students League of New York - New York, NY


Member of the Guild of Creative Art , Shrewsbury, NJ
Lifetime member The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
Member of the Momouth Arts Council , NJ

Member of the Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

Artist Statement
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