M.F.A., School of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
As an artist I am motivated by a deep-rooted and constant need to make things. The work I make is an expression for my energy and passion concerning life and art. I attempt to make substance of my feelings, to create objects that build meaning both intellectually and expressively. The work usually involves layers of information, communicating ideas that often require an investment of time and thought to understand.
As an educator, I believe that form follows function, and in the shock of the new, I believe that good design is intuitive, and, that good composition and structure can be learned through visual experience. I believe good design will encourage visual and intellectual exploration; I believe it will lead you to meaning. I believe that hard work and patience will lead to the solution to a problem and an invitation to the next. I believe in the capricious nature of inspiration. I believe in a solid visual arts foundation and the importance and influence of the history of art, photography and design on modern art and design theory and practice. I believe in global consciousness. I believe that art and design are powerful tools of self-expression and personal growth that allow us to express ideas on both a conceptual and theoretical level, ideas that may possibly change the world.
I currently teach digital art and design at Saint Anselm College and I am a full-time professor at Chester College of New England where I teach graphic design.