I was born just outside the city of Poughkeepsie amidst the rural surroundings of upstate New York. From a very early age I'd shown a strong interest in drawing and painting and pursued these interests throughout my schooling, graduating from Buffalo State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education.
I taught elementary school art for three years before deciding to pack up and travel across the European continent. I trekked through thirteen different countries documenting my experiences in sketchbooks using drawings, collages and the written word.
When I returned to the states, I began to focus more intently on my own personal art production. During this period, I headed west and discovered a love for the Colorado Rocky Mountains. I quickly settled into a life of skiing, mountain biking, hiking and of course, painting.
I currently reside in the small ski resort town of Crested Butte, Colorado with my wife and two sons where I paint full time from my home studio.