#BasketCaseMV #HaveBrushesWillTravel #RopeBaskets #artist
HAVE BRUSHES. WILL TRAVEL. Over 16 years with brushes in hand, at the request of my clients, I have now traveled across the US and Canada to transform both commercial and residential spaces with a little color and a whole lot of creativity. No project is too big or too small… I will do it all!
My work has been featured on several TV Shows and News Segments as well as in both national and international publications. While known for my meticulous rendering of the likeness of Fenway Park's iconic left field wall, the Green Monster, my brushes have been commissioned to participate in two reality TV series: Spike TV's Bar Rescue and Gordon Ramasy's Hotel Hell on Fox…. neither episodes feature a monster….well, not a green one!
With the recent developments of Covid-19, I have found it necessary to reinvented my skill set as an artist. With a background in ceramics, the need to use some of the materials I had on hand, and the desire to create something both beautiful and functional to fill the financial void left by the loss of my mural work due to the pandemic..... #BasketCaseMV came about...
Now greeted by a sewing machine when I enter my studio, I set forth to create both a utilitarian and attractive basket unique to my aesthetic and island inspired. I feel I have created a new line of work that is fresh, functional and simple, while being nautically inspired and classic. All of my rope baskets are filled with love and Martha's Vineyard sunshine.... and made by hand in my studio in Oak Bluffs.
I am trained as a potter. I graduated from Providence College in 1996 with a BA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Ceramics.
I lived on the road for two and a half years as Tour Manager for Artrain USA, the nation's only art museum on a train. We brought art to communities that may not otherwise have access to it.
I am self taught as a painter. I have only taken one painting class. It was a color study class I took while I was living in Italy.