I was born in Boston and grew up in the suburbs just outside the city. I have been interested in making art as far back as I can remember. In my senior year at Stoughton High School I was a recipient of the Boston Globe Art Award- Gold Key. This inspired me to pursue a career in art, so I enrolled at Bridgewater State College as an undergraduate. Upon graduating with a Bachelor Degree, I was awarded the Senior Art Award.
The following year I received a scholarship from East Texas State University and enrolled in the graduate program. As part of my graduate studies I spent one semester living in the East Village of New York City where my work began to mature into a unique expressive style. The following year I received my M.F.A. in painting and began entering national competitions. My work has been exhibited in galleries in cities including New York, San Francisco, Dallas, New Haven, and Boston.
In 1993 I returned to school to pursue a career in Graphic Design. I enrolled in a new certificate program at Rhode Island School of Design and became one of the first graduates with a Certificate in Computer Graphics. Upon graduation I was offered a job as a graphic artist for a textile company working in color separation. At around the same time I began Teaching at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. A short time later I was hired as an instructor in the certificate program at RISD and began teaching courses in computer graphics. I worked as a graphic artist for the next few years doing color separation in textiles and package design.
In 1999 I was hired as a Graphic Design Instructor at Housatonic Community College where I continue to teach courses in fine art and computer graphics. In 2009 I became the Art Program Coordinator.
I continue to make art at my home studio in Uncasville, CT., where I live with my wife (Liz) and three children (Alexandra, Joshua, and Rachel). Currently, I am experimenting with combining the traditional expressive style of painting that has become recognizable in my work, with patterns and color blends that are common in Italian mosaic tile work.