BIO

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EDUCATOR

 

I HAVE A MASTERS DEGREE IN ART EDUCATION FROM BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE.  I CURRENTLY TEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL ART AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN WESTERN NEW YORK.  I HAVE ALSO COACHED WRESTLING AND FOOTBALL.  I LOVE THAT I GET TO TEACH YOUNG STUDENTS HOW TO THINK CREATIVELY AND SEE THEM GROW .  MOST IMPORTANTLY I AM A PROUD HUSBAND AND FATHER OF 2 AMAZING BOYS.

DEGREES

BACHELORS DEGREE IN ART EDUCATION, BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE 2002

 

MASTERS DEGREE IN ART EDUCATION, BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE, 2007

PORTRAIT

COMMISSIONS

 

I SPECIALIZE IN PORTRAITURE.  MY MEDIUM OF CHOICE IS PASTEL AND CHARCOAL DRAWING.  I ALSO ENJOY PEN AND INK DRAWING.  PET PORTRAITS ARE MY MOST REQUESTED AND FAVORITE TYPE OF COMMISSION.  I HAVE ALSO DONE HUMAN PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS AS WELL AS CUSTOM REQUESTS .  MY OWN WORK IS ECLECTIC, I LIKE TO CREATE CHARACTERS AND SCENARIOS WHERE THE FIGURES ARE JUXTAPOSED IN THE COMPOSITION.  MY PRIMARY INFLUENCES ARE FILM NOIR, TATTOO DESIGNS, COMIC BOOKS, ARTISTS: PACO POMET, ROBERT LONGO, JOSEPH PICCILLO, LEON GOLUB, RAYMOND PETTIBON, MAURIZIO CATTELAN, KATHE KOLLWITZ, GERHARD RICHTER, DAVID SALLE, VLADIMIR DUBOSSARSKY & ALEXANDER VINOGRADOV AND NEO RAUCH.

 

 

MEDIUMS

PASTEL

INK

ACRYLIC PAINT

CHARCOAL

GRAPHITE

OIL PAINT

MIXED MEDIA

BLOCK PRINTING

DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION
 

 

 

MY DESIGN BACKGROUND HAS GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP MULTIPLE LOGOS FOR BUSINESSES, TEAMS AND GROUPS.  I HAVE DONE ILLUSTRATION WORK AS WELL.  IN 2012 I ILLUSTRATED A SUCCESSFUL CHILDRENS BOOK THAT USES STORY TO TEACH YOUNG CHILDREN TO READ.  THE BOOK IS CALLED "SYDNEY BUNNY LEARNS TO TIE" WRITTEN BY DEBROAH SCHNELL  ISBN-13: 978-1770677395. YOU CAN FIND IT ON AMAZON.COM.

 

 

DESIGN/ILLUSTRATION SKILLS

DRAWING

PAINTING

PHOTOSHOP

PEN & INK

WATERCOLOR

COLLAGE

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