I've always been creative. My formal art education started early with private lessons at twelve-years. In 1997 I earned a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and 10-years later earned an MFA in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
My artwork is a response to the natural world and inspired by history. I am most satisfied with my work when it makes a connection to art history, especially ancient history. My art making is a search for the muse in order to experience their guidance within my creative process.
"If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman."
- Socrates (399 BC, Classical Athens)
Gistelhofstraat 57, 8920 Langemark-Poelkapelle, BE
1997 - BFA - Illustration. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
2007 - MFA - Painting. The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
2017 - A View Like Ours - LangemarkPoelkepelle Gemeentehuis, BE
2016 - It Was Beautiful - Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2015 - The Pond of Stars - A New Leaf Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA, USA
2014 - Present Day Pyramids (group exhibition) - The Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, USA
2013 - Love Squared - The Finlandia Reflection Gallery, Hancock, MI, USA