I am a Cleveland native, and live in Bedford, Ohio.  After brief stint as an engineering student at Case Western Reserve University, I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University (1985), with a concentration in painting, and participated in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to being an exhibiting artist I have worked as a professional faux finisher for 30+ years, both as a self-employed artisan and for the family-owned decorating company. I enjoy the outdoors and am an active rock climber and runner; outdoor experiences inform my current work to a great degree. I am married to Paula St. John, an art teacher with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Most of the art on this site is available for purchase. Payment through Venmo, with other options soon to be available. Please contact me for more information. Thank you!