I am a traditional realist in Huntsville, AL. Primarily a portrait artist, I also enjoy painting the figure and still life.  

I have wanted to create powerful realist art for as long as I can remember. After graduating from Hussian School of Art as an illustration major in 1996, I worked in various fields of art while trying to teach myself the appropriate techniques. Realizing this was not producing the level of skill I desired, I moved to Florence, Italy, with my wife and infant son to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the historic wealth of the city and study at the world-renowned Angel Academy of Art. There, I was able to improve my skills in creating representational art by the same types of academic methods taught at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts at the end of the 19th century. 

While in Europe, I also spent time studying great masterpieces in the Vatican museums, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the galleries at the Pitti Palace, and the Uffizi, along with numerous smaller museums. Whenever possible, I intend to continue to travel to the world’s great museums to learn all I can from what has been successfully done, so that I might better succeed at creating something new.   



Currently residing in Huntsville, AL



2014 WORKSHOP STUDY with instructor Donato Giancola

2012-2014 ANGEL ACADEMY OF ART (Primary Instructor Michael John Angel) Florence, Italy

2012-2014 LECTURES AND DEMOS with instructors Cesar Santos, Jered Woznicki, Jason Arkles, etc. 

2012-2013 WORKSHOP STUDY with instructor Inga Loyeva

1992-1996 HUSSIAN SCHOOL OF ART Philadelphia, PA



2017 "Midsummer Night's Dream," The Little Green Store and Gallery

2017 "Body and Soul," Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, AL

2014 “2014 Student Exhibition," Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2013 "Annigoni and the Training of the 21st-century Realist Painter," Tornabuoni Palace, Florence, Italy

1996 “Student Showcase," Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia, PA



2014 Featured in NO'ALA Huntsville magazine, November / December 2014 Issue

2013 Featured Art in Florence is you!, December 2013-January 2014 Issue

1996 Recipient, Ruth & Bernard Petlock Memorial Award 

1996 Recipient, Elaine Dubrow Drawing Prize

1996 National Honor Society, Alpha Beta Kappa

1996 Hussian School of Art Awards for outstanding achievement in each of the following: Studio Drawing, Illustration, Computer Graphics, and Overall Artistic Achievement. 



1997-2012 Illustrator and Graphic Designer with clients including Chase, Citi, HP, Sears, DealNews, Fleer/Skybox, Z-Man Games, Comic Images



Portrait Society of America member