Hi there! I'm an artist and illustrator, writer and researcher, adequate cook and aspiring accordionist. My first book, "Art Hiding in New York: An Illustrated Guide to the City's Secret Masterpieces" with author Lori Zimmer, was published September 2020 by Running Press. Currently splitting time between Buffalo and NYC.

“Begin Anyhow,” courtesy of creative hero Lisa Congdon. (OK, she didn't say it to me directly... but it's still the best.)

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