Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, I grew up drawing superheroes and playing football. I went to an art-focused high school knowing drawing was a passion, and continued on to Washington University in St Louis where I fell in love with painting. Collaboration and teaching with diverse groups became an important aspect of my life and artwork. Studying art history and philosophy returned me to the secular mythology of American superheroes, historical figures and events — this has become a winding, career-long exploration in my art. After graduate school at The School of Visual Arts in NYC, I moved to Baltimore in 2008 and have lived here since. In addition to my studio practice I have developed a passion for wine and the culture that it brings at the table. I worked for several fine dining restaurants over the course of 10 years, including Charleston (in Baltimore), where I was General Manager and Sommelier. I now represent a portfolio of artisan fine wine while making art in Baltimore with my wife and two boys. My dearly departed canine life and studio partner, Thor, adorns the symbol and namesake of my studio. For me he symbolizes strength, love and inexhaustible persistence.