This is my story
I was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and spent my early childhood in New York City on the Upper East Side. During the first seven years of my life, I was exposed to an abundance and diversity of art, music, and the cultures of people of various races, ethnicities, and countries of origin.
My single mother placed me in the care of immigrants who fled Europe during and after World War Two. Later, moving to Columbus Avenue on the West Side, my new caretakers, friends, and acquaintances were mostly Afro-Caribbean, African-American, and Latinos. Mom and I learned Spanish, our third language after Portuguese, there.
Those childhood experiences were just the beginning of my journey as an artist. I went on to receive a BFA from Southeastern Massachusetts University and an MFA from the University of Miami. Other creative experiences included working as a set designer for Boris Goldovsky of the Metropolitan Opera and later in the field of advertising where I remained most of my professional life.
After returning to the States, I began another chapter of my life and now maintain my studio and residence in the historic seacoast town of Fairhaven, Massachusetts and I am represented by the Blackbird Gallery in Detroit Michigan.
2022 – Present
The Blackbird Gallery in Detroit, Michigan represents my work. The gallery’s artists and their works create visual narratives of historical, social, and transformative content. The Blackbird Gallery provides a space and backdrop for the artist’s vision, voice, and soul. The diverse collection reflects stories of historical, social, and spiritual content.
2021 – Present
My work is also represented by Embrace Creatives in Detroit, Michigan. They are a full-service art advising firm and maintain an online and brick-and-mortar art showroom. Embrace Creatives works with art specifiers including architects, interior designers, and collectors.
2016 – Present
The Galeria O Rastro is located in Figueira da Foz, Coimbra, Portugal. It has represented me since I expatriated to Portugal in 2016. The gallery was founded in 1992 and regularly acquires works by international artists such as Karel Appel, Luís Feito, Arpad Szenes, Miquel Barceló, AR Penk, Lindstrom, Antonio Saura, and Erró.
1971 – 1975