About

I am currently a photographer for The Freemans' Journal/ Hometown Oneonta Newspaper. I also am a Coordinator at the Oneonta Teen Center where I teach art classes in various mediums including mask making, drawing, giant puppet making and more. I am frequently hired by Orpheus theatre to paint drops for their performances. I recently finished my first book cover for 'The Einstein Sisters Bag the Flying Monkeys" by Irving Wesley Hall. Attended two years at Sage college in Albany , three at The School of Visual Arts in NY under such great artists as Steve Brodner, and Ju Chung

Awards

March 2014: Komainu mask earns Best in Show in at the CANO Members art show. Nov. 2013: Alien Costume featured in UGM annual conference during a demo skit as well as the executive address. March 2013: Created 8ft tall talking head of Oz was featured in Milford Central Schools' production of The Wizard of Oz. March 2013: Alien costume featured on Dailycosplay.com. Feb. 2013: Photography featured in SUNY Oneonta course book. Nov. 2012: Alien Costume earns 3rd place in Instructables.com Halloween Costume Contest. Oct 2012: Created large scale Grim Reaper puppet for First Night Oneonta. Oct 2012: The Maitlands masks come in at #10 of the 25 Best-Ever Halloween Costumes by Readers of Buzzfeed.com, with the Alien Xenomorph coming in at #2. Sept. 2012: Audrey II plant puppets stage 1-4 created for and featured in Orpheus Theatre of Little Shop of Horrors. Aug 2012: Designed logo for S.H.I.F.T Dec 2011: Best Puppets in Parade award for Cymbal Monkey and Owl Spirit.. Oct. 2011: The Maitlands masks receive First place prize in NECA Costume Contest, Paranormal Phenomena Contest and several others online and locally. Oct 2009: Capresso Best Costume Award, Foothills Best Costume Award for Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot costume April 2008: Created cover illustration for "The Einstein Sisters Bag the Flying Monkeys" by Irving Wesley Hall April 2008: Designed logo for "Tuning In...Tuning Up" Dec. 2007: Featured in UCCCA show 'Many Faces'. Work featured on advertising card. July 2007: Featured in UCCCA Regional Art Show Apr. 2007: featured on national STEP IT UP '07 website for art installation and mural "Metropolis Down Under" June 2006: Excellence in Painting Award at UCCCA May 2004: Martin J. Geischen Award SAGE Alumni Association Certificate of Merit Nov 2003: Design selected for Sage College annual Thanksgiving card April 2003: Work featured in Opalka Gallery 1997: Designed logo for Oneonta Boys and Girls Club

Experience & Education