Moment you knew you wanted to be an artist: Ever since I can remember I was coloring or drawing. My first work that I ever made that actually was on public view was in grammar school. I was asked to create large wall hangings for our parish folk masses out of burlap and felt. I also recall making 12 calder mobiles for the school music room using silhouettes cut from toile and velvet wallpaper.
Schooling: I took my first art class at Boston College and realized this is what I wanted to study. It wasn’t till 2001 after the 9/11 that I actually went back to Art School, The Museum School of Fine Arts Boston. Here I was able to embrace my creativity, study painting and learn about contemporary artists. After winning some initial competitions and getting gallery representations in 2002 and 2003 I started working full time artist.
First art show: In 2010, after my 1st Museum show at The Provincetown Art Association and Museum it was titled “Beyond Surface” a mid career retrospective, and I thought, wow!!, How did I get here!
Most successful year as an artist: I think it was this past year was the most successful show I have ever done. Every painting felt complete. People really responded to the work. I think every show I’m working on is my favorite…
Overcoming a creative block: I usually look to other artists to get around my creative block. Read interviews or biographies about artists I personally identify with or admire. Of course working always working till something clicks. Even if its just one mark. I am very grateful to be able to articulate my life and experience as an artist. I work till I find something that interests me and I work everyday to stay inspired.