I grew up in Waterford, Connecticut and graduated in 2001 from St. Bernard High School. I attended Eastern Michigan University and received a BFA with a concentration in Drawing in 2005. I attended the New York Studio School for the 2007 Drawing Marathon with Graham Nixon and as an MFA candidate at Western Connecticut State University from 2007 to 2009 with Margaret Grimes. I held a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in the spring of 2010 and was accepted as a member, via invitation, to the First Street Gallery, in New York City in the summer of 2010. I currently live in Torrington, CT. I had my debut solo show at First Street Gallery for February/March 2013 and was featured in the March edition of In New York magazine. I currently serve as an officer on the board at First Street Gallery.
Along with the desire to paint the wilderness taking over my own backyard, I find myself drawn to local architecture and infrastructure in Torrington. My interest in painting fluidly and immediately, catching light in shape and color, has been challenged by my inner need and desire for the safety of line. I have been making lines in my paintings for years, via scraping away paint, trying to create linear marks. Through the discipline of watercolor, I have the opportunity to relish and celebrate the finality of the intentional line.