Growing up in New York, I spent most of my free time creating on many levels. I always had an affection for drawing but didn't pursue it as a profession. I took several art classes in college but it wasn't until later in life did I realize my full potential.
In 2001, I gave up my full time job as a controller of a small electronics firm and decided to concentrate solely on my new endeavor. My motto rings louder than ever for me now, "it's never too late." I explored all the mediums and have become extremely passionate about pastels.
Bold colors, forms, and textures that energize and vibrate, inspire me. My current muse comes from multiple objects and the fabulous flora that nature provides. I try to capture the drama of light and shadows that fall on ordinary objects and fool the viewer into thinking they are looking at a photo.
I have been voted one of the top 100 Pastel artists in the world by the Pastel Journal and have garnered many coveted awards. Articles about my work have graced many publications as well.
I currently teach a pastel workshop at the Baum School in Allentown as well as other venues.