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I am a Western Massachusetts-based artist and creative economy expert specializing in business mentoring, teaching, writing, and economic development consulting in the creative sector. I write a semi-regular business column for The Berkshire Eagle called "Creativity at Work" and host the weekly radio show Creative… Read More
I am a Western Massachusetts-based artist and creative economy expert specializing in business mentoring, teaching, writing, and economic development consulting in the creative sector. I write a semi-regular business column for The Berkshire Eagle called "Creativity at Work" and host the weekly radio show Creative City on WMNB-LP 107.1FM North Adams.

I received my BFA from Purchase College in 2005 and my MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2014. While I am known as a portrait painter, my new work seeks to understand identity, gender roles, trauma, and family dynamics through relationships between objects, representations, and space. Read Less
I have had the pleasure of painting all sorts of things, but the subject I am most interested in is a person’s face; the soul buried beneath it, the delicacy of feelings revealed, and the power of the representations left in its absence.

My fascination in my own face has never been an egotistical preoccupation. … Read More
I have had the pleasure of painting all sorts of things, but the subject I am most interested in is a person’s face; the soul buried beneath it, the delicacy of feelings revealed, and the power of the representations left in its absence.

My fascination in my own face has never been an egotistical preoccupation. As a kid I would become transfixed by my gaze reflected in a review mirror or store window before I ever discovered that I could explore my visual identity on a two-dimensional surface. Through paint, I struggle with the complexities of my own gender, emotions, and existence. My attempt with portraits of others is to bridge the gap between paint and life – to capture the hint of a relationship and to create moments of intimacy that simultaneously feel monumental, universal, and iconographic. Read Less
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