What's your background?
I'm from Connecticut and have lived in NYC for the past 20 years. I've called Brooklyn my home for the past 15 years.
I got into drawing comics in 6th grade and explored art throughout my developmental stages. More specifically, there was an older kid that had a photographic memory and could draw anything. He would draw comic panels like cars exploding or people running in perspective, and it made me want to practice drawing everything until I knew how to draw.
What's your medium of choice when you're creating art?
I prefer drawing straight with ink pens or brush pens. I like to mix up waterproof and non-waterproof inks.
How did you build your creative habit?
I make it a point to draw something daily, even if it's just a doodle. I'm addicted to ink marks.
When you do find yourself in a creative rut, how do you get out of it?
I try different approaches to drawing subject matter. If I usually start at the eye for a drawing, I might try drawing the shoes first. Trying out different mediums or styles also helps me getting out of a rut.
If I'm just really stuck, I'll go for a walk around the city. I'm usually inspired by crowds and people watching.
Which of your recent artworks most expresses who you are now as an artist?
I suppose my life drawings have become a new part of my art identity. I've always enjoyed drawing live models, but adding the same discipline as my portrait drawings has added a new form of enjoyment to the process for me.