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Since I was old enough to hold a book, I have been fascinated with comic books. Captain America, Fantastic Four, and Batman posturing, the explosion of color on every page, and the ferocity of the action roared through my mind, and stimulated my imagination. Frequently, my father would pick me up from elementary school, and I would delve into the worlds of Marvel and DC comics. As my mother was a registered nurse at the time and her shifts would often run long, I would have a good deal of time to read. When dusk fell over the hospital where my mother worked, it was a magical time as the pages were illuminated by the glow of the street lights dotting the parking lot.
Years later while pursuing my BFA in illustration at Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass/ Dartmouth), I discovered painting. Shortly later, I was devouring the works Egon Schiele, the German Expressionists, American Abstract Expressionists, and Jean Basquiat .
After several years of abstract painting, I was convinced that I needed to do something to create a truly unique artistic identity by interweaving the elements of abstract painting with those of comic book art. The first painting was inspired by the cover art of Action Comics No. 1 (1938) which was the first appearance of Superman. In the process of creating Action Abstraction No. 1, I conceived the title, Action Abstraction Studio, as an umbrella for all future work.
Paintings from my Action Abstraction series, as well as, other recent work have been exhibited by several venues through galleries, group and juried shows, and at a variety of comic book conventions. I was briefly represented by the NK Gallery in Boston before they closed their doors. I am now proudly represented by The Blue Wave Gallery in Amesbury, MA, and recently participated in their Science Fiction/ Horror/ Gothic/ Comic Book Art exhibit, Vast and Strange: Visions of the Uncanny.