"Even though my life has not been one of a typical artist, I have never stopped sketching the world and ideas around me and I
will always be an impossible dreamer looking for the beauty that surrounds us every day. I have been accused of always needing a new form of artistic expression, but I can’t think of any other
way to get to know myself better.
If I had been surrounded by only art, I never would have learned where to find it. A large portion of my early life was dedicated to a school with the sole purpose of turning ski racers into
Olympians. Injury was a constant companion and I found a love of music (in the form of a guitar) that helped me pass the time and subdue my latent creative thirst. Continuing on with my
education at Boston College, I was exposed to a wealth of new experiences and interests, but as my BA in Economics will tell you, not many of those things were of artistic descent. The piano,
did however, sneak it’s way into my life one summer. After college, I began a career in Design and Sales of Point of Purchase displays, which I still do to this day.
I have always loved painting, but I must confess that the idea for my Woodscapes came to me because I was having a hard time finding a birthday present for my father. I’m so glad that I decided
to make him something instead.
I like my style to be free-form and bold. Rather than using reference material, I like to use the character and qualities of the wood as a guide towards my final vision. Wood is a very
challenging medium to work with, but when used properly, it can make the art for you.
Carpentry and art seem like such an unlikely pairing. On the surface they sit on opposing sides of the spectrum: one side favoring rigid adherence and the other emotional release, the age-old
battle of form versus function. It is the balancing of that ideal that makes this form of art such a great fit for me. My paintings are an expression of who I am as an artist. My
woodscapes are an expression of my personality as a whole."