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I paint nudes, figures, portraits and still lifes in the classical tradition. I draw on allegorical, mythological, and narrative themes. The recurring theme in my painting is the spiritual human presence of the subjects in the paintings. Whether itâs a âFloraâ, or a âBacchusâ, or a portrait subject, I want the viewer to connect with the spirit of the subject, the soul if you will. One of the central guiding principles of my work is that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. . I seek to follow and build upon the artistic intelligence and traditions of the past, and bring them anew to my own generation.
I live and work in Brooklyn, New York. I am excited to be a part of a growing school of New York Classicists that are seeking to create beautiful representational paintings that will add our contemporary experience to the tradition of painting.