I am an artist who makes oil paintings, drawings, and murals. I am also involved in public art and the restoration of visual art in architectural settings. I am currently on a long term visit to Rome, Italy.
I grew up in Chicago where I developed an early interest in visual art. I paint in oils, create public and private murals and decorations and do commissioned paintings. I attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Chicago’s Palette and Chisel Art Club, and The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
My focus is on landscape and figurative painting, but In the last 10 years I have also worked on historical restorations of large-scale decorations and murals in many major secular and religious buildings, working on over twenty different projects, including three state capitals and several cathedrals.
Recent notable restoration work included the Tiffany Dome at the Chicago Cultural Center, a mural cycle in the Federal Appellate Court in Denver, CO., and a mural restoration in the old Secretary Of War Suites in Washington, D.C for the White House. Besides my mural own projects, I’ve executed several large Richard Haas outdoor murals.
I enjoy travel and from 2003 to 2005 I resided in Amsterdam in the Netherlands studying Dutch painting and culture. In 2010 I traveled and painted throughout SE Asia . In 2007 I was recognized as a dual American/Italian citizen, and I am currently living and painting in Rome, Italy.
As always, I pursue my lifelong love of plein-air painting as well as working on studio and mural pieces. I’m actively seeking commissions and representation.