I wasn't always an avid painter, my love affair with art began behind a film camera and in the darkroom. But when I did discover watercolors, I found something so organic and fluid about the way they could be used to transform the style of my subject matter that I was never able to create through film. I believe my love for photography and history of studying it has naturally lent itself to my clean compositional style. My work is colorful, playful, delicate, and organic with a flair of whimsy. I draw my inspiration from my everyday life, but especially from the coast, the ocean, vintage illustration and archival books and my Italian heritage.