Magic Moment, 24 x 24 inches, oil on canvas.
his own art get too far away. A lifelong artist and entrepreneur — he
drew on his friends’ notebooks for money in sixth grade — he says his
career path was less of choice and more of necessity.
“I was at the hospital with my son, and … sitting in the hospital.
I don’t have any of my stuff with me. I was on day three. I was literally
drawing things in the hospital room. I was drawing them and painting
with my mind,” he explains. “I have to paint, I have to create something,
or I’d go crazy. And also, I make a living doing it. So I have to.”
classroom, leading workshops up and down the East Coast and
beyond. He shares his own style while also teaching both novice
and experienced painters how to manifest their own personal
“That’s what I teach. You don’t want to sign your name like I do, you
want to sign your name like you do. You want to create whatever it is
you’re creating (to) look like you,” he said.
But even as he spends more and more time teaching, he never lets