General Artist Statement, August 2018

I am a Boston artist and instructor who paints, draws and animates. Most of my work is representational, combines drawing and painting techniques, and strives for a strong sense of character in its subjects. I like drawing and painting people, places and pets, and I like making animated shorts about people, places, pets, and experiences.

Working with traditional media satisfies my desire to build physical things using my hands. I love the feel of paint, paper, charcoal, canvas and wood. I import and enhance some of that hand-made work in Adobe Photoshop, Animate, After Effects, or Dragonframe. I'm fascinated by the interplay between the traditional and digital realms, and enjoy passing along my findings to students whether their interests are painting, drawing, sculpting, animation or video.