A Brief Statement
I like to say that I am a student of life. I've been lucky to have ventured into
the world of ART, specifically painting, where self introspection is a daily
event. I've also been lucky to have had great mentors, friends, family and
the very best partner in my life one could ask for (my wife of 36 years, Tina).
Oh, and the technical stuff; Graduated from RIC with a degree in Art,
concentration in painting, studied for two years at the Boston Architectural
Center. Apprenticed with Gene Tonoff (Art and Philosophy), and Joseph
Rotundo (Painting). My wife and I own and operate 3 T's Restaurants, I am
represented by several galleries in the Northeast, I teach, give workshops,
and presentations through-out New England. I have two fabulous children
and one granddaughter.
My greatest learning experience was packing up and leaving Rhode Island,
ready to live in California. It lasted three months. I became very
homesick...very homesick. So my girlfriend at the time flew out and met me,
and we drove home together. While leaving the Grand Canyon, I remember
telling myself that I would never do anything that I did not want to in my
life. It took me a while to understand what that really meant, but I pretty
much kept my eye on the ball...