Being a common wanderer never interested me. I was born a confusing blend of Polish & Narragansett Indian, down on the Atlantic seashores of New London, Connecticut…a self proclaimed heartfelt New Englander. Nearly 2 decades of skateboarding and graffiti make up the foundation of my work. A lot of broken bones and lawyer fees have helped to create a vibrant, happily subtle darkness you can find in almost all of my work. The overcast permanent grin laces nearly everything I do. Teaching Preschool, with a focus on the arts, I have spent countless hours subconsciously re-inventing the moody, illustrative characters of kids that also lends inspiration to my work. They leave me to wonder, “am I teaching them or is it the other way around?”. A messy combination of out dated house paint, aerosol, acrylics, torn up paper sketches, and homemade oil based inks make up my paintings. I enjoy working on alternative surfaces, always keeping an arms length from the standard canvas. Folks have labeled my stuff as outsider art, I happily embrace that title. Nothing pleases me more than taking a bunch of old, dirty, found shit and breathing vibrant life right back in. My work has been on display from coast to coast, in galleries such as “One Grand,” PDX, “Forage Space” Scranton, PA, “The Distillery,” in South Boston, and The NY Times Featured “MUSE Gallery,” CT. I have also had features in Connecticut’s “Good Cop, Bad Cop” press, New London’s “The Day” newspaper, Boston’s “Weekly Dig” and Providence based “Movable Magazine.”