I'm a figurative artist and professional illustrator interested in bodies, faces, characters, visual storytelling, and drawing education. I'm interested in the shapes that show character, how they change as they turn in space, how they fit together, how they are influenced by weight and movement, and how they tell stories.
I graduated with a BS in Visual Arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz, spent a couple of years studying painting on my own, a couple of years working as an artist assistant, and then went on to intensely study figure drawing and character design at the Animation Guild in Burbank, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts, and the Concept Design Academy.
For the past ten years I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to draw all day, every day creating illustrations for clients such as Hard Rock Cafe and Disney and study drawing in my free time. I now sell products with my own designs, do freelance illustration, and teach figure drawing.
I have studied under Karl Gnass, Will Weston, Kevin Chen, Amanda Jolly, Mark McDonnell, Alex Topette, Steve Brown, Nathan Fowkes, Ray Bustos, and Stephen Silver.