I was born on Flag Day, 1984 in Salem, Massachusetts. My mother is a schoolteacher and my father is a lawyer. I am the middle of two brothers. Like every artist, my talent burgeoned at an early age. Click the image to the right to view some of my early doodles.
My formal training began in first grade, under artist Ken Herwitz of
Marblehead. Every Saturday morning, I learned the fundamentals of
drawing and eventually, painting. I credit much of my development to
this remarkable teacher. Click the image to see my doodles develop into
From 1998 to 2002, I attended Saint John's Prep, a nearby all boys Catholic High School. The Prepís art department, under the leadership of Harriet Malone, encouraged a self-directed study, and my paintings were able to mature.
From 2002 to 2006, I attended the Rhode Island School of Design.
My biggest commission came shortly after RISD graduation: The Prep wanted a mural for its newly expanded library to commemorate the schoolís bicentennial. With my bank account full, I moved to New York City to learn what all the hype was about.
The money didn't last long. It got to a point where I couldn't afford food. By the time I left New York, I weighed just 119 lbs.
In 2009, I returned to Salem, formed the Art School of Salem, and completed several significant series.