Over the past 38 years I have worked as a freelance illustrator for clients from just about all fields of publishing and the media: television, magazines, textbooks, advertising, trade books, mass market books, professional journals, professional and medical organizations, electronic books, and game companies. I have also been a teaching artist for the past nine years, learning a great deal from the students I have the privilege of working with.
I'm a native of Staten Island, New York, and a Pratt Institute summa *** laude graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. At Pratt I majored in Communications Design and Illustration, learning the business from some of the top professionals in the field. For my work as a teaching artist, I studied with the Community Word Project, Studio in a School, and the Staten Island Teaching Artists Institute.
I create most of my color artwork using colored pencils and Photoshop. I do my black and white work in either pencil or pen and ink, and Photoshop.