Born in Livingston New Jersey but far from the typical demographic, I began my life humming Sinatra’s “New York, New York” to my grandparents as they sipped martinis and smoked cigarettes. By the age of about four or five years old I had the opportunity to visit on a regular basis with my Uncle who at the time lived in Gramercy Park. The City of New York and the art culture took hold of me from the get go. Memories of the the subway system completely wrapped in graffiti and the endless parade of XXX-rated theaters outside the Port Authority still remain vivid in my mind’s eye. The grit of that city is all but washed away today, with the gentrification and modernization of the last 20 years. Brooklyn represents a lot of what was so great about Manhattan during the late 80′s and early 90′s. My sister, also an artist, pioneered the move to our home borough in 2001 when she enrolled at Pratt Institute to study fine art. After a five year tour of duty in the Marines I decided to join her in Bushwick in 2007 and have been loving my life here ever since. Recently I have been experimenting with my own works of art, that I use to capture the feelings and imagery which inspire me. I hope you enjoy them.