Born in Mount Holly, New Jersey. My artistic talents were noticed by several local artists and teachers at a very young age. The Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key and the New Jersey Governors Art Awards provided a scholarship for a higher education in art. I graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration.
During the college years my portfolio grew as well as his passion to pursue a career in golf. After graduation, the starving artist’s years were cut short with a decision to pursue my other lifelong dream of becoming a PGA Professional. I attained membership into the PGA of America in 2003. During my twenty-seven-year career in professional golf, my art experience evolved into advertising and marketing responsibilities for my respective organizations. Several commissions for paintings and illustrations at prestigious golf clubs in the Philadelphia area provided the fuel for my return to art in 2010.
In 2014 I was given an opportunity to teach at Wilmington University as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Technology. My courses include 2D Animation, 3D Animation, 3D Modeling, Character Creation, Rigging and Texturing and Environment Creation for Games. Fundamentals of Drawing, Concept Development, Vector Drawing, Digital Image Manipulation, Non-Linear Editing, Logo Animation and Motion Graphics.
I instruct students with state-of-the-art software, designed to create cutting edge animations, special effects, gaming and digital graphic arts. Programs include Autodesk Maya, Houdini, Toon Boom, Unity, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Final Cut Pro.
I enjoy the digital arts and animation, but my heart will always be linked to paper and canvas. Painting continues to provide a release and my creations are now providing inspiration to others in the art world. My works are in corporate and private collections in many cities across the United States.
I enjoy listening to music, watching movies like everyone else. Many of my pieces are directly influenced by film, literature, music and nature. I love recreating landscapes, trees and wildlife in my work.
I use many different fine mediums, such as oils, acrylics, pen and ink, watercolors and charcoals. I believe that working in a single medium is restrictive to my artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style.