Art has always been my passion. Even as a child, I sensed that art would always be a central influence upon my life. I truly enjoy the creative process. When I approach a project, I first consider the personal, social or historical context of the subject. I engage the client in this creative dialogue through research, sketches and conversation. I draw further inspiration from texture, color and pattern. My ultimate goal is always to achieve for the client exactly what they want while still challenging myself through the unique, creative process of each work.
I have twenty-four years professional experience painting murals and decorative finishes for residential, corporate and non-profit clients on walls, ceilings, floors, canvas and furniture.
Historical paintings are based on traditional styles which include Classical, Asian and Italian influences; utilizing techniques that include classical ornamentation, trompe l’oeil, tole painting, glazing, marbleizing, stenciling, original and faux finishes.
All murals and decorative painting are custom designed and site specific—often integrating personal, social or historical elements.
Former Head Designer for Frederick Cooper, Chicago, IL
Education and Training:
Rodger Newton School of Decorative Finishes, London, UK
Boston University, Boston, MA
Miami University, Oxford, OH
New York Studio School, NYC, NY
References & portfolio available upon request.