I was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

My primary influence is observation of the world directly surrounding me;  trees, ocean, rocks, dirt, birds, animals in motion, plants, growth, driftwood, leaves, seasonal transitions, repetition, craft, fabric design, woodgrain, New England architecture, windows, found objects, masonry, granite, shadows, night walks, and graveyards.

When I see a work of art that is truly powerful; gut wrenching and magnetic, I want to create that feeling.  I want to make an image that steals your breath.