My paintings have been described as vibrant, detailed and alluring, with the ability to draw the viewer into the painting. I'm well recognized for my still life compositions focusing on wine themes. Many viewers often initially mistake my paintings for photographs and are amazed at the level of detail and realism; often saying they look 3-D.
As a young boy, I displayed a natural gift for art, a skill that was nurtured by my mother, who is also a naturally creative person. Throughout my teen years, I would continue to develop my skills, even having the distinct honor of having one of my paintings displayed at the State Capital building in Annapolis, Maryland.
After high school, I earned an Associate’s degree in computer programming and pursued a career as a software engineer for the Department of the Defense; still maintaining a love and appreciation for art but not actively pursuing it. In 2010 I began painting again. It was then that I realized just how much I missed art. Since then, my paintings have been acquired by collectors both nationally and internationally.
Using wine as a subject matter, my paintings encapsulates those precious moments shared with family, friends and loved ones; things that are dear and precious to me.
Wineries such as Barboursville, King Family, Perigeaux and Elk Run Vineyards collect my work to hang in their tasting rooms. In addition to oils, he is also accomplished in other mediums, including watercolor, charcoal and pencil. My work has been commissioned by wineries, winemakers and private collectors alike who want to celebrate memorable moments over their special vintages. My work celebrates remembering the most precious moments of life.