I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA where I currently reside with my wife Maria.
Beginning at age 13, I suffered and was very sick with ulcerative colitis. 10 years with the illness led to cancer and I had life saving surgery. I recall the priest giving me last rights and my mother crying at my bedside. I prayed to live and do something meaningful with my life. The surgery was successful and I now wear a permanent ileostomy.
While recovering at home I started reading art books. They inspired me to get creative since I did not have much strength to do much else at that time. I started painting and used any kind of paint my father had in the garage! As I produced more art people started buying my work.
I create my paintings on canvas with enamels and sand (from the Monongahela River). Many of the commissioned pieces…
- Born on February 19
- Joined March 10, 2010