I'm an American-born artist who grew up in the South of France. The pastural landscapes of Provence and the coastal seascapes of the Mediterranean were the backdrop of my childhood. The magic and idyllic beauty of these sceneries left lasting impressions that have influenced both my choice of subject matter and the lens through which I see the world around me.
My parents often took me and my two siblings out of school to travel, believing exposure to a rich array of cultures and sceneries was the best supplement to a formal education. Those adventures seeded in me a deep curiosity for humanity. I delved into literature, philosophy and psychology seeking to understand the people and world around me, as well as my place within this world. This passion for humanity and for greater understanding is still at the core of everything I endeavor, both creatively and spiritually.
My artistic sensibilities led me to the performing arts. I attended New World School of The Arts, received a BFA in Acting and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida.
After a prolific stage and film career, I felt artistically restless. I yearned for a more direct creative outlet, one I would have more artistic control over, from concept to completion. I was living in New York at the time and there happened to be an art store in my building. I walked in, picked up some paints and a canvas and started to play. What started as an outlet quickly turned into a career.
I am a self-taught painter so I am constantly learning and taking creative risks. The advantage to a lack of formal training is that I am creating an artistic style and technique that are unique to me. The world of fine art is changing so who knows how my work and artistic voice will evolve as discover and incorporate new materials and technologies. The only constant I hope to keep is the curiosity and enthusiasm that drive me to create.