Where are you from originally?
What is your medium?
How has Buffalo influenced your work?
Our community has provided a supporting an encouraging environment which has allowed both me and my work to grow.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Charioscuro and Renaissance painters
Name an artist (or more) that most inspires you?
What is your preferred subject matter?
People. There is beauty in each and every one of us
How do you feel you can best advance to the next level, or are you most happy where you are now?
By continuing what I am doing; creating work, connections and contributing to my community
What is another medium that you would like to learn? Or that you have already learned?
Painting, someday. I have far too little patience for that now which is part of the reason why I am a photographer; instant gratification.
Is there a purpose to your artwork?
The same general purpose of all artists to shine a light on this experience we call life
How often do you work on your art?
If I'm not shooting, I'm setting up shoots or hatching schemes for fun new projects
What or who first prompted you to venture into the art world?
Whether I produced art or not, I have always been an artist; it's a way of seeing and feeling. To be more specific, I was about to apply to the Master's program in Political Science at UB when I decided to take a semester of creative coursework. I registered for a class in digital photography which required the purchase of a digital camera and that was it. I found that 'thing I was meant to do' that I knew I would never find by looking.
Have you been schooled in art? Are you planning on attending art school? If so, where?
No. Besides the one class at UB and one class in High School, I am completely self-taught.
Is there a gallery in Buffalo that you would like to show your work in, but haven't yet?
What are your strengths?
My love of people and my complete lack of shyness
What are your weaknesses?
Who would you most like to sell a work of art to?
Art buyers/graphic designers, Creative Directors ....
What's the best thing about being an artist?
I am a commercial artist - I get paid to do something I love
What's the worst thing about being an artist?
You put yourself on the line constantly
Where is your current/next show in the city? Dates? Opening night?
I have a show lined up for October at Artspace Buffalo Gallery but this may change. I'm working on a partnership/event with a local arts fundraising organization
What is the title and theme of the show/s?
Nope, can't give that away. It's a surprise
Support our local artists. Here are a few more Art Buffs to keep an eye out for: Michael Morgulis, Julie Leatherbarrow, Chris Liberti, Michael Mararian, Daniel Rodgers, Bruce Adams, Ken Payne, Christina Cooke, Elise Anne Brooks, Frank Cravotta, Jackie Albarella