My Studio

A recent photograph of me working in my studio on a new painting for the mosaic series, on new years eve 2015. It is a challenge to work with this new direction, especially when seeing the painting take on a life of its own.

Photo by Ron Abbe

This is a photo of me discussing my work at the Watermark Gallery in Bridgeport, CT. In this solo exhibition I exhibited 22 pieces and gave a brief presentation at the opening reception. The painting behind me is Ebb Tide.

Photo by Ron Abbe

Several HCC students visit Christo's studio in New York with Ron Abbe (taking photo), me, and Jeanne-Claude. In 2005 I worked on installing the Gates Project in the lower east side of Central Park.

February 2005

The members of our installation team with Christo and Jeanne-Claude at the Gates Project on the lower east side of Central Park in New York. (Me far left)

Photo by Sy Hirsch

Chuck Close and I at the art opening for the Turnaround Kids Exhibition in the Burt Chernow Gallery during the fall semester of 2013.

Photo by Andy Pinto

Everette Raymond Kinstler and I having a good time just before he spoke at Housatonic Community College regarding his work as a renowned portrait painter.

Nuclear Barbecue

One of my large canvases with me (center), my friends Rick (left), and Dano (right).

Party Out of Bounds

Me in front of a large canvas back in the 80's.

No Breakfast

Another large early painting with me at the house in Plymouth in the late 80's.

Photo By Tom Brenner Victor Hogg and I playing at A Musical Concert Voices Of War at Housatonic Community College in the fall of 2016. One of the perks of my job is to have the opportunity to perform on stage with some very talented musicians. Click the image to connect to a video clip for a rehearsal for a Warren Zevon Tribute Concert from 2013.

Photo By Tom Brenner

Victor Hogg and I playing at A Musical Concert Voices Of War at Housatonic Community College in the fall of 2016. One of the perks of my job is to have the opportunity to perform on stage with some very talented musicians. Click the image to connect to a video clip for a rehearsal for a Warren Zevon Tribute Concert from 2013.

 Biography

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.