I studied fine arts at Brooklyn College. With a passion for many different disciplines, I became a photographer, but continued to study drawing, painting and sculpture at the Arts Students League in Manhattan. For the past few years I have focused my paintings on the use of bold colors and texture. Recently, I have taken an interest in creating art using recycled materials. This has been a fun and challenging experience which has been well received by the community, in light of my personal goal to become more environmentally conscious.
In an effort to explore and understand the nuances of color theory, I created a series of oil paintings that are based on the idea of blending colors through overlapping shapes. As a result, the shapes take on a transparent quality and thinness that I had not predicted would happen. My paintings tend have a lot of texture due to the fact that use a palette knife to apply the pigments.
I have recently created a collage series made from recycled materials. All the materials came from the contents of our home recycling bins. It has been a personal goal of mine to be nicer to the planet which has now also informed my art in an exciting way.
b. 1977, Brooklyn, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY