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I have lived and worked in western New York since the early 1993. I have continued to produce and exhibit artwork at many different venues such as Queen City Gallery, Hallwalls, Big Orbit, Go Art Gallery, Artsphere, Music Is Art Festival, Infringement fest and also many on-line and out of town shows. In 2011 I opened McGee Art Gallery, a small art space and studio at my home in Clarence. In addition to original modern art, I also do commission work, illustration and cartooning. Last year, A children’s book was published called “Clover, the cow” written by Kathleen Lombardo featuring my illustrations. I am currently working on the illustrations for its sequel “Shamrock”.

I attended and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1991 with a BFA in Fine Arts/Humanities. I started out in the Cartooning program but switched to Fine Arts after one semester. I still love comics and sometimes incorporate them into my paintings. As with cartooning, I am very
fascinated with Art as a visual language. I am always incorporating as many visual devices, mediums, techniques as possible to communicate an infinite possibility of ideas and emotions. I prefer mixed- media because the process is so flexible and fluid and the combinations of stories and materials never seem to run out. The canvas can be a microcosm for the natural forces of the universe or the psychological and social forces of the human brain. The picture plane can tell a straightforward tale of characters, words and actions or a mysterious quagmire of signs and symbols where visual forces do battle: abstraction versus figuration, drawing versus painting, nature versus artifice, art versus reality.

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