I grew up in a very sequestered and charming small town northwest of Washington, D.C. I am academically trained and credentialed in pharmacology and fine art. My passion is to give shape and meaning to ‘the image’ and ‘the word.’ I’m an intellectual aesthete; my sources of inspiration are manifold: my son, Brendan, an accomplished writer and musician par excellence; my daughter, Kelsey, a gifted actor, vocalist, and dancer extraordinaire; Caravaggio; Henry Moore; Giacometti, Dante, Kurt Vonnegut, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Vladimir Nabokov; William Styron; Emily Dickinson; T.S. Elliot; Alfred Tennyson; among others, have exceptional ability to render what is acutely and manifestly observed. It is in the same spirit that I strive to execute the apparent, the readily observed, the ordinary details of life as I examine them to be in their sublimity.