The Locals performing at The Metro (Chicago, IL)

The Locals performing at The Metro (Chicago, IL)


I'm a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA 1992). I've been an active member of the Fulton Street Collective for over 10 years. The majority of my work is oil on canvas, although I have been enjoying painting on linen as of late. I consider my work to be "lyrical abstraction". The imagery is abstract but there is always an underlying storyline rooted in the human experience.

I am also the lead singer/guitarist/songwriter of the indie rock band, The Locals ( Music plays a huge role in my work. From Sonic Youth to Zoe Keating, the music I'm listening to at the inception of the piece heavily influences the outcome.

The Locals have been a part of the Chicago music scene for the last decade. We have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Joan Jett, The Cliks, Girl in a Coma, Pat DiNizio, Lovehammers and more. We have played marquee stages and music fests all over the US including: Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), YouBloom (Los Angeles, CA), Dewey Beach Pop Fest (Dewey Beach, DE), MidPoint Music Fest (Cincinnati, OH), Halstad Market Days (Chicago), Milwaukee Pride (Milwaukee, WI), Chicago Pride (Chicago, IL), House of Blues (Chicago), Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL), Double Door (Chicago, Il), Schubas (Chicago, IL), Hard Rock Cafe (Las Vegas, NV), and more. 

In 2014, Working once again with up and coming producer, Steven Gillis at Transient Sound, we released "The Willful Suspension of Disbelief", the follow up single to "Stereostatic Funicular"(our sixth release 9.3.2013). The band is currently working a new full length cd due out late 2016.