About the Artist
I've always been interested in art and making art. While growing up I was inspired by my Uncle Nunzio. He was a self-taught artist who painted realistically but from his imagination. As a little kid I remember sitting beside him working on my watercolors while he worked on his. After high school I began a long academic detour into the sciences which led to teaching at a community college for a couple of years. In 1993 I started working part-time as a math instructor. This supported me as I studied art formally by taking painting and drawing courses at Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida. I focused on figure painting and narrative painting. I have since participated in several local plein-air paint outs, namely the Annual Open Air Arts event in Melrose, Florida since 2009 and the Thomas Center paint out in Gainesville since 2010. I will often attend figure drawing or painting sessions. Painting and drawing from observation has always been a great challenge and love.
I am currently a member artist of the Melrose Bay Art Gallery in Melrose, Florida.