My work is inspired by the natural world. I grew up near the ocean in Long Branch, New Jersey, and this has proven to be a huge influence on my life and my paintings. I went to school at Rutgers, graduating with a degree in geology before realizing my passion lay in creating art. After going back to school, I graduated with a second Bachelor’s from Mason Gross School of the Arts, and then a Masters of Art from Kean University. I have taught art at a high school level for the past twenty years, and my interaction with students in discussing, creating and critiquing art has been very fruitful for me as a person and also in terms of my art-making.

My most recent work is focused on the ideas of the natural world in connection to the themes of rebirth and regeneration. Within an inspired framework of medieval altarpieces, this body of work contains multiple panels done with a variety of media. This connection to rebirth and regeneration also allows me to engage in the subtleties of those themes in a modern life consciousness, particularly with ideas about the environment.

In the past year, I have also been engaged in learning more about plein air painting. The experience of creating these “looser”, more painterly works has been encouraging and generative. Look out for some of these paintings to purchase.

I currently live in Somerset County, New Jersey with my wife Stephanie and my son Sam.


  • American Landscapes, Scenes from the Americas, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD: Southwest Harbor, oil on canvas (2013)

  • Summer Invitational, Art in Essex Gallery, Essex CT: Dinghies, oil on canvas (2014)

  • National Tromp l'oeil Exhibition, John Peto Studio Museum, Island Heights, NJ: Still Life Self Portrait, oil on canvas (2014)

  • Art Connections 11, Montclair State University, group exhibition (2015)

  • New Jersey and You, Perfect together, Summit Medical Group, Berkeley Heights, NJ, group exhibition (2015)

  • Members Juried Show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Bedminster, NJ, Group exhibition (2022)