About this pro
An off-kilter worldview informs a frenetic and distinct painting style. A passion for conservation translates into upcycling trash (old magazines, worthless comics, etc) into art. The satisfaction of putting an idea to paper or canvas, and having others care appreciate it is a feeling second-to-none. I love breathing new life into my old, forgotten comic books, by repurposing them as collages.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When it comes to painting, I assume people have seen my style before entering into an agreement to produce work. That said, art is subjective, and I forgo any upfront payments, create a painting I am happy with, and present an image to my client. If the client approves of the work, we move forward with the transaction. If not, I either repaint the commission, or parts ways with the client, no hard feelings.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?For the past 15 years, I have worked as a graphic designer for a multibillion dollar advertising giant, with a three-year hiatus to do the same at the National Hockey League. The challenges I've encountered over that span have informed my work across the board, from composition and aesthetic down to the logistics of cost and production. Prior to "real world" experience, I studied art and art history, graduating Magna Cum Laude form Providence College.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I grew bored with a reliance on technology to design and create, so I went back to my roots, and picked up a pencil, then a pen, then a brush. Sketching and painting was cathartic at first, and a nice financial endeavor second.