I was born and raised in Western Upstate New York in a small town on the Erie Canal. The rural landscapes and rust belt towns I grew up in remain the inspiration for much of my work. In 1998, I moved to Rhode Island to attend Roger Williams University, where I received a Bachelors degree in Mathematics. I have been painting for more than five years and now work primarily in acrylics. My work is in private collections all over the U.S., France, Germany and Canada.