MAS

MAS is my current music project. Teamed up with my production partner Jon Cunard, we create great music with a positive message. We write, play, and arrange music, collaborating with vocalists and musicians from all over. I also do the design, video work, and anything we need visually.       In November of 2013 we released our first E.P. entitled...

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UN International Day of Peace, Arts Festival in Linzhou, China

Near the east edge of Manhattan across 1st Avenue from the United Nations, there cries a huge inscription of an ancient prophecy. This quote from the book of Isaiah describes the day of peace this world has been waiting for, for so long… The prophecy illustrates the days when Messiah returns to restore the world back to Eden… This is my contribution in response to an...

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Stone Forest Ensemble & Kitchie Nadal

    In 2004 I met an intriguing character in Union Square. I could tell by the way he was dressed, he was a hip hop head, playing classical violin. His sound was very much what I was looking for after finishing my compilation album, “Crossing the Jordan“, so after giving him a copy in an interest just to collaborate on a song or two, Jie-Song Zhang...

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Painting in the Philippines

On a couple trips to the Philippines in 2010 and 2012, while staying in Manila, I experienced and absorbed one of the warmest cultures on the planet —”warmest” in both senses of the word. From these two trips I put my interpretations of my experiences there on canvas and commissioned walls. A notable piece I did there was requested by director Janice Perez in...

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Just Never Give Up

3×3′ spray paint & oil on canvas “…like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit…” ~Jeremiah 17:8 “…If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots...

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Brooklyn Bridge 2001

24×36″ oil on canvas This is the first ‘plein air’ (painting on site) piece I’ve done. In the summer of 2001 when the Twin Towers still defined the NY skyline, I did this piece for my Grandfather’s 80th birthday without a thought of whether it would be the first and last time I would paint the towers from the naked...

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Art AND Music Beginnings

Perhaps my earliest artistic inspiration was the illustrated dinosaur books I had around the age of 3. But something was missing—the poor creatures were naked! So, armed with a few crayons, I set out to change the world by drawing t-shirts and pants on the disenfranchised beasts. After clothing the dinosaurs, I then proceeded with my victory march around the house...

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