A New Jersey native, I received a BFA in Film and Television at New York University, and many years of instruction in drawing the human figure at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief but fruitful sojourn in a Benedictine monastery, my life has been largely occupied with studying and working in animation. Among my favorite things are afternoon tea, musical theatre, puppetry, figure drawing, watercolor painting, Fiestaware, English blue-and-white transferware, Italian Maiolica, vegetarian cooking and art museums. Personal and liturgical prayer and meditation are essential aspects of my daily life, as well as a bit of hatha yoga.


Reflection on the Exaltation of the Cross
(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2014)


Reflection on the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
(peacock crayon and watercolor on paper, 2014)



Reflection on the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2014)


Reflection on the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
(graphite, indigo crayon, and watercolor on paper, 2014)


FaerieFilm cel set-up
(acrylic on acetate, watercolor on paper, 1993)



FaerieFilm cel set-up
(acrylic on acetate, watercolor on paper, 1993)


The Teapot cel set-up
(watercolor on paper and acrylic on acetate, 1992)



"Stronger Than You Know" Storyboard from Disney's "Sofia the First"




























































































































I had the pleasure of storyboarding this lively sequence for Disney's Sofia the First, under the direction of Jamie Mitchell.  The song, "Stronger Than You Know" by John Kavanaugh is fabulous, as always.
Copyright 2014 the Walt Disney Company.