Cafe in Colmar, France
Spring Rain, Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa,
St. Stan, The Strip
Wonderland Trail, Acadia National Park
Evening Workers, Rockport, Massachusetts
Fall, Ohiopyle State Park, Pa.
The Big Strike, Early December, Moraine State Park
The Old Fisherman, Adirondacks, Ny.
|Experienced With||Collaboration, Commissions, For-hire services, Public art, Speaking engagements|
It’s been a fun ride since my first art show in 1998. I never could have guessed I'd be driving an old pickup truck to New York City with a friend a few years later to show my paintings to Ivan and Ethan Karp at OK Harris, a fancy gallery in SOHO. I was in over my head, but this marked the beginning of an amazing journey as an artist. That specific journey ended with me driving back to Pittsburgh without a tailpipe, which is probably still sitting on the Jersey Turnpike rusting away, and a good reason my hearing isn’t as good as it used to be.
Last year I was selected into the Joshua Tree National Park Artist in Residence Program. I worked on a series promoting environmental awareness. It was a fantastic experience to be able to use my talent for an important cause. When I’m not playing the hermit artist role in my studio, I’m usually out taking a hike or doing something far away from parking lots and people. My love for the outdoors has influenced me to take up Landscape painting. I'm currently painting the scenes around my hometown, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and anywhere else life leads me.