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  1. Press: The Falling Up Podcast

    04 Jan 2023
    The Falling Up Podcast “Turning life’s obstacles into opportunities.” I was honored to appear on The Falling Up Podcast with Kevin Paulin and Ben Backes to talk about my artistry, being married and dressing well. Check it out here..

  2. Client Work: Hey, Brother

    04 Jan 2023
    I was commissioned by my friend and author, Jake Goldberg to illustrate the cover for his novel, “Hey, Brother” The story is loosely based on him and his brother Jake. The older brothers featured at the top of the image are wrestlers while the younger brothers are the viewers watching…

  3. Illustrations for My Wedding

    04 Jan 2023
    As an artist I put a lot of pressure on myself to create illustrations for my wedding that were unique and spoke to the story of how my wife and I came together. We’re both creative people so she had a lot of input into how the final products turned…

  4. Client Work: Arts and Ideas X Black Hog Beer

    06 Jun 2022
    Hi, everyone! I haven’t blogged in a very long time. I wanted to put together this post to talk about my commission from The International Festival of Arts and Ideas X Black Hog Beer. The theme was CONNECT and i was one of three artists that were hired to create…

  5. Client Work: Arts for Labor

    10 Aug 2021
    I’m excited to share my new collaboration with The International Festival of Arts & ideas! I was commissioned by them to illustrate essential workers. (including myself since my day job is as a paraprofessional for New Haven Public Schools.) I wanted to create these portraits in a vibrant pop art…

  6. Client Work: AP Femininity

    09 Aug 2021
    As a champion for young girls and a new stepfather I’m excited to talk about my newest partnership with AP Femininity. I created these illustrations for their workbook for young girls. Here are a few words from the founder, Alisha Stevens.  “Lady in Development is a curriculum designed to provide…

  7. Portrait Art: Yuzo Potts

    10 May 2021
     This was a portrait that I created for myself and others. We all have our own ways of processing grief. When my friend (and extended family) Yuzo passed away I went through a cocktail of intense sadness and rage. It was a low point that impacted not just my work…

  8. ArtRage Vitae Mobile: Green Apple Study

    10 May 2021
    In this video I show you how to create a realistic still life painting of a Green Apple using the app ArtRage Vitae. ArtRage Vitae Mobile is available now on iOS and Google Play.

  9. ArtRage Vitae Mobile: Basics

    16 Apr 2021
    In this video  I show you how to create a canvas, use the oils brush, paint tube and palette knife. Features are also in the ArtRage Mobile  Classic but are smoother and more powerful in the new ArtRage Mobile Vitae. Available now on iOS and Google Play. 

  10. Client Work: My Invisalign Journey

    05 Nov 2020
    In collaboration with The Center For Esthetic Dentistry I created an artistic time lapse video of my Invisalign process. This involved created the art in Procreate and putting all the frames in iMovie to create the narrative. A script was created, I recorded voiceover and added music to bring it…

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