Grew up in the infamous “east side” of Buffalo NY in a home that promoted the idea of being different. Not only to keep me off the streets but allowing me to grow into my own person.
With two older sisters and being the only boy in the house I retreated into the worlds I would create with crayon and pencil and paper. My love for art continues to grow to this day and I would absorb anything I could and “study” (or watch anime and looney tunes) seriously for many years.
I’ve been educated in all my years of required schooling and have always appreciated the work of comic greats like Claudio Castelinni, John Buscema, Joe Madd .
I’ve also been influenced by various graffiti artwork I would see not only in Buffalo but also abroad in Puerto Rico, Ururapan Mexico, Miami and of course Toronto Ontario.