I am a professional artist living and working in Jersey City. My work is primarily representational/realist pieces done in oil, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil with special focus on portraiture and urban landscape. I studied set and lighting design at Lehman College, City University of New York, and spent several years designing for the theatre before taking up a career working for several publications, (including The Nation, The New York Observer and Variety) in direct marketing, graphic design and copywriting. While I have been a practicing artist since my early teens, for the past eleven years I have pursued a professional art career full time.