ARTIST STATEMENT: I am in the process of rediscovering myself as an artist. Having studied art at John Dewey High School, and later clothing design at Fashion Institute of Technology, my career took a turn away from art and design. However, during those years where my professional focus has been more focused on marketing and communication, I have kept drawing, knitting and creating art.
Now, I am rediscovering the art that I used to produce on a daily basis as a kid growing up in Coney Island. Though I live many miles away, the sea still intrigues me, and New York City still inspires me. My world has gotten bigger, and I have found other beaches that I love, but I have rediscovered my Brooklyn roots and hope in the coming years to continue to return to NYC to gain more artistic inspiration.
I work in several mediums: digital art (iPad), watercolor, graphite and pen sketching, colored pencils, and acrylics. My subjects include seascapes, landscapes and illustrations.
Samuel July 2007 graphite on paper The Biblical prophet Samuel as a boy, awakened by the voice of God calling to him.
Bob February 2011 iPad Created with ArtRage. A tribute to my dear friend Bob who passed away from cancer.
Sandbridge Dunes 2010 watercolor and sand on paper Painted plein air with sand added on site.
Waves 2009 watercolor, chalk on paper Capturing the movement of the ocean.
Pull Me Out 2008 colored pencil, ink, paper Jesus pulls Peter out of the water, when Peter loses his faith.
Madonna and Child October 2005 graphite on paper A take on the traditional post of Mary and baby Jesus.
Shenandoah Hills 2010 iPad Based on actual hills along I-64 in Virginia. The day was overcast and the clouds were so low over the mountaintops that the cloud contours actually followed the shape of the mountain peaks.
Tall Pines 2011 iPad Created with AuyrnInk. Experimenting with this program that is solely designed to create watercolor effects.
Australian Sun 2011 iPad Created with ArtRage. A family member was leaving for Australia in the dead of winter here. I thought about how it would be blazing hot summer Down Under during that time of year.
The Void 2011 iPad Created in ArtRage. Based on the creation account of Genesis, when the earth was formless.
Gull 2010 iPad A simple line sketch of a seagull. Created in ArtRage.
The Cyclone 2010 IPad I grew up with a view of the Cyclone from my living room window. It was a prominent landmark for me. I recently had the chance to ride it again and it was as exciting as ever. I wanted to capture the
Herald 2010 IPad Created in Sketchbook Pro. The angel proclaims Christ's birth.
The Desert 2011 IPad Created in ArtRage.
Parachute Jump 2010 IPad Another Coney Island icon. One of the most unique pieces of architecture in all of New York City.
Flame 2010 iPad Created in ArtRage. A study in color and movement and digital artmaking.
Do What You Must May 2005 graphite on paper Judas is leaving the Last Supper. Jesus knows Judas is about to betray Him. Judas knows that Jesus knows. He has set his mind upon carrying out this betrayal, and yet, be begins to feel guilt as he pa
Jesus Teaching 2004, 2010 original, graphite on paper; retraced digitally on IPad Jesus teaching the people through a story.
Legs 2011 iPad Created in ArtRage. Just a pair of teenage boy legs, being cool.