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My artwork is mostly created with watermedia, which includes watercolors and acrylics, I enjoy the challenge of pushing the mediums to the extreme of the their capabilities. My watercolors have many layers of paint, that also creates my interest in atmosphere moods, and which pushes the limits of the watercolor's paper absorption. When creating with acrylics, I enjoy the experimentation of the acrylic newest mediums and paint types. It enables me to explore textures, surface, and paint variations to convey into my artwork. My painting style is realism, leaning into semi-abstraction.
Being a previous commercial artist gives me a strong background in design concepts. One of my commercial employment opportunities, was being the in-house artist for the Mystic Aquarium. I also was the artist-in-residence at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.
I live near the ocean in Rhode Island, which is convenient to my favorite painting subjects of seascapes. However, I enjoy travelling, for the challenges and stimulation of painting subject matter of different climates and landscape.