Hello and thanks for visiting my site. For the sake that you may care about my credentials as an artist, I’ve provided a little information about my background below*. Feel free to contact me with any questions. *If you don’t care please skip ahead to the art>> 😛  BIO I was born on December 18th, 1976 in Warren, Ohio. I received my Bachelor of fine arts from Kent State University with a minor in education in 2002. I began teaching art classes at the high school level in 2003 in the town I grew up. In 2010 I graduated from the Youngstown State University with a Masters of Arts. My education has been concentrated in painting; however I enjoy the field of ceramics and often use a mixed media approach to all my work. I have been involved with many local shows and galleries, including The Soap Gallery of Youngstown, Ohio, Gallery 29 of Sharon, Pennsylvania, and The Mac Worthington Gallery of Columbus, Ohio. I work both as a gallery artist and commissioned artist.
My work is about the silent conversation that is had between the visual elements of an aesthetic interaction of media and my subconscious mind.I consider my work to be the evidence of a silent conversation that is held between the visual elements of an aesthetic experience and a human need for organization. I treat my paintings as experiments that have the power to create personal insight through my own reaction to the forms created by the application and natural interactions of media. The content of the work is often guided by my reaction to an arbitrary image that has transpired through experimentation of media. The works become about the cooperation between chance (chance being outside circumstances: such as gravity’s pull on a fluent paint or the collaboration of hues as two colors of wash connect) and the artistic decisions I make after an initial composition is established. The composition that is created from the initial organic process usually triggers image recognition and/or imagination as it asks to be reacted to and enhanced by the additional elements created by my hand. My finished works become visual evidence of human interpretation, decision making, and artistic manipulation as I interact with the natural world.

“Painting is a science, and should be pursued as an enquiry into the laws of nature. Why, then, should not landscape painting be considered as a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but the experiments?”


qtd. in Carlson 86



Upcoming Exhibition - Students of Lakeview Local Schools!

Artworks of my students will be on display along side several of my own works at the Trumbull Art Gallery (TAG) from June 19-30.

Closing Reception will be June 30th from 2-4pmCharisma, Chaos, and Carnage

Upcoming Exhibition - RAA Interface

The Random Acts of Artists presents an installation work of 24 faces to the city of Sharon, PA.  This work will be on display for one year beginning on July 1st.  Each painting on wood panel is 32″x48″

Upcoming Exhibition - Confluence through the Hoyt

July 6 – August 31
Opening Reception: July 6, 5-7 pm

Random Acts of Artists Invitational Exhibition is an exhibit featuring the works of over 30 artists who are members of Random Acts of Artists Inc. (RAA) The works in this exhibition are representative of the variety of talent, perspectives and medias used by our artists. It includes works done in oil, acrylic, pencil, ceramic, fabric, photography, jewelry and mixed media. Several of the artists presented in this exhibition have received awards in national and regional juried shows.

124 E. Leasure Ave. New Castle, PA

Abstract Horizon

Upcoming Exhibition - TAG Annual

53rd TAG Annual
Juried Exhibition
July 15 – September 9, 2017
Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Entries accepted one day only
Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 11a.m. to 4p.m.

2017 Juror – John Noga
John Noga is an independent curator and non-profit project manager. Together with Dr. Kevin Concannon, he was the co-curator of the exhibitions YOKO ONO IMAGINE PEACE: featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace and AGENCY: Art and Advertising. YOKO ONO IMAGINE PEACE has been presented at eight contemporary art spaces across the United States and at the end of this year will be reimagined to mark the tenth anniversary of the exhibition.  Actively engaged in all aspects of visual culture, John’s interests include public and site specific art, video and new media, the art collectives Fluxus and General Idea, and the work of Yoko Ono and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.


  Confluence exhibition, Hoyt Gallery, PA                                 2017 Interface Public Exhibit, Sharon,PA                                         2017 Views from the Run, Soap Gallery                                             2017 Fringe, SOAP Gallery,...

Action Jackson

I consider Jackson Pollock to be one of the most influential Modern artists of the 20th century. As a pioneer of one of the world’s most groundbreaking art movements, his creativity pushed the ideals of the surrealism movement miles beyond anyone’s comfort zone....

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