For Art’s Sake: I was looking for a house with room for an art studio and lots of light.
The Price Was Right: This house is an example of Italianate architecture built around 1855. I knew I wanted a house as close to original condition as possible, and there were few to choose from in this time period.
Read All About It: I used to work for The Sun until last September. I designed news pages and sports pages—that was my vocation. It was a 4 p.m. to midnight job, which left me with the mornings—that happens to be the best time in the studio. I maintain that practice today.
Hand It to Him: I’m looking for people doing something that’s very them. Hands become the shorthand for the whole person. In lots of ways, the hands are the windows to the soul.
The Inspiration: Artscape is great because the weather is warm, and people are in short sleeves. I take a quick photograph and work off of that.
Portrait of an Artist: I resisted becoming an artist because my mother wanted me to be one. I majored in anthropology at Amherst, but maybe that’s why most of my subject matter comes from observing people in public places.
For Sale: Once in a while, people come here to buy my art, but it’s exhibited at Jordan Faye Contemporary.
You Gotta Have Art: People should buy what they like and want to live with. People should buy what they feel they can learn from. There’s no right or wrong place for art.