The puzzle project was profiled on CBS during a segment of "Eye on New York".
Art makes my heart palpitate. In fact, all things related to art do...old art,
new art, the appreciation of art, questions about art, answers about art, events related to art, clouds that form art, waves that sculpt artistically through the water, flowers that beautifully splash color & laughter with the wind and just about anything else with any connection to art. Art is good.
I’ve been an artist since birth. Creativity has always felt right. It's in me.
The West Virginia University School of Creative Arts is where I studied fine art. Since that time I have been creating art and telling stories through fine art & graphic art as a means of income and livelihood. This makes me very happy.
In 2000, I moved to NYC and started showing my artwork. In 2007, I began to curate & produce art shows in addition to showing and selling my own work.
In 2008, I started painting aliens. I cannot stop. It rivals my craving for coffee. The series is called, "Similar Alien".
I do paint abstract geometric portraits from time to time.
For several years, I've been growing a group art installation called, "The Puzzle Art Installation & Collaborative Project". It is massive and dynamic. I am driven to make it a world-wide art installation sensation. It has helped me to understand the meaning of a "Passion Project". I'm all in.
I've been told my calling is teaching art. Instructing and encouraging artists to create meaningful art has become a great source of happiness for me. I use my "Art is Good" creative workshops as a platform. They are about art & you.
Thanks to the Walentas Family Foundation in Dumbo (Brooklyn), I am the art teacher at PS16 Leonard Dunkly Elementary School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the entire school. Art is Good workshops are provided to grades 1-5 and to the Art is Good Club after school. Room #107 is the Art is Good HQ. We create a lot of meaningful artwork together. My young artists love art.
In addition to PS16, I teach art to kids, teens, adults and active seniors at Millennium Development's after-school programs and senior centers. Millennium handles programing for NYC's schools and community centers. Art is Good is provided around NYC. I love the variety of artists.
Art is Good is also provided to the families of the David S. Zocchi Brain Tumor Center at regular monthly family workshops and to kids & teens at the award winning Camp Jinka in the Summer. The famlies have become my family and inspire me every workshop.
So that is my artful life. Making art, teaching art, curating & promoting art shows & creating graphic art... and a lot of daydreaming.
Life is good. Art is good. Hope you are feeling creative today.