It all started in 1998, just graduated from college with no clue on where to go. But with sheer luck, creativity and determination I have become very successful and well versed professional graphic designer. I am experienced in both digital/print design, trained and skilled in a wide range of software, mediums and equipment.

On the flip side, I was fortunate to study with trompe-l’œil painter and living master Anthony J. Waichulis. I learned fundamentals and principles of form, drawing, painting and design. Through these lessons, helped me created personality and new viewpoints for toys, ephemera, fruit/vegetables, sarcasm, nature’s little quarks, and oddities. I paint beyond the composition putting a new twist on still life and trompe-l’œil paintings.

about me

my skills

Digital & Print Design

Fine Art & Illustration

Logo Design & Branding

Packaging & Label

Marketing & Advertising

Promotional Branded Products

Photo Restoration

Layout & Magazine

my accolades

Below are the many awards, exhibitions, publications and other achievements received over the years.

9/2003 – 1/2006:   Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, Marywood University, Scranton, PA (completed 42 Credits)

1998 – 2000:  The Anthony Waichulis’ Studio – Nanticoke, PA

1995 – 1998: Associates in Commercial Art / Graphic Design, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA

2007:   Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter, 2nd Place for Best Tabloid Page Design
2006:   Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, 1st Place for Page Design Division 3
2006:   Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter, 1st Place for Best Tabloid Page Design
2006:   Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter, 2nd Place for Sports Story Daily
2005:   Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter, 1st Place for Best Tabloid Page Design
2004:   Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter, 2nd Place for Best Tabloid Page Design
2003:   Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter, 1st Place Best Tabloid Page Design
2002:   Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Chapter, 1st Place for Best Tabloid Page Design
2002:   Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Honorable Mention for Page Design Division 3

2012 – Present:   Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA – Elliot Fouts
2008 – 2010:   Principle Art Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2019 - Present:   Lewisburg Arts Council Member, Lewisburg, PA
2015 - 2018:   Wyoming Valley Art League, Board Member, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2008 - 2010:   Wyoming Valley Art League Member, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2007 - 2011:   Allied Artists of America, Associate Member, New York, NY

2020:  Accepted into Lewisburg Arts Council
2019:   Strolling Through the Arts, Lewisburg, PA

2018:   SPCA of Luzerne County, SPCA Fence Art Project, Plains, PA
2018:   Cider Painters of America, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA

2017:   Cider Painters of America, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA

2016:   Landfillart Project,  Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art, Shields Center for the Visual Arts, Marywood Universtiy, Scranton, PA
2016:   Cider Painters of America, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA
2016:   Art Kudos International Exhibition, 12th Annual Online Juried Competition
2016:   Green, Hockenbury, Hunter: 3-Man Show, Marquis Art & Frame, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2015:   Cider Painters of America, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA
2015:   The Butler Institute of American Art, 79th Mid-Year Exhibition, Youngstown, OH
2015:   LCCC Faculty Alumni Exhibition: Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA 

2014:   Cider Painters of America, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA
2014:   This American Life, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA
2014:   Landfillart Project, Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA 
2014:   Heroes, Villains, Myths, Legends: Rehs Contempory Galleries, Inc., New York, NY

2013:   LCCC Faculty Alumni Exhibition: Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA
2013:   Small Gems: Holiday Group Show: Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2013:   Capturing Realism 2013: Ani Art Academy Waichulis, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
2013:   EFG Grand Opening, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2012:   The Still Life Invitational, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2012:   EFG Grand Opening, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2012:   New Season, New Works, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA
2012:   Cider Painters of America, Kingston, PA
2012:   Ani Art Academy Waichulis, Misericordia University, PA, Capturing Realism

2011:   Art Kudos International Exhibition, 7th annual Online Juried Competition
2011:   The Salmagundi Club, 2011 Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-members, New York City, NY
2011:   The Butler Institute of American Art, 75th Mid-Year Exhibition, Youngstown, OH
2011:   ACOPAL's Exhibition of Contemporary American Realism
2011:   Spring Show, Vgogh Gallery, Kingston, PA
2011:   Upstream People Gallery, 12th Annual Realism

2010:   Cider Painters of America, Kingston, PA
2010:   Kudos International Exhibition, 6th Annual Online Juried Competition
2010:   Students of Joel Carson Jones, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA

2009:   Cider Painters of America, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA
2009:   Capturing Realism 2009: The Waichulis Studio, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA

2008:   Cider Painters of America, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA
2008:   35th Annual Yellow Spring Art Show, Chester Springs, PA
2008:   Atlanta Art Gallery, Realism Invitational Feat / The Waichulis Studio, Atlanta, GA

2007:   Cider Painters of America, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2007:   The Allied Artists of America, Inc., The National Arts Club, New York City, NY
2007:   Recent works of The Waichulis Studio, San Marino Art Gallery, Pasedena, CA
2007:   Cultural Council of Luzerne County's, 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2006:   Cider Painters of America, Shavertown, PA
2006:   Capturing Realism '05, MacDonald Art Gallery; College Misericordia, PA
2006:   Marquis Art & Frame 2nd Floor Gallery, Laundry Building; Scranton, PA
2006:   Governor's Awards for the Arts in Pennsylvania, Artist's Showcase; F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2006:   Upstream People Gallery, 8th Annual Realism
2006:   3rd Art Renewel Center, Salon Competition

2005:   Cider Painters of America, Shavertown, PA
2005:   The Waichulis Studio presents Capturing Realism 2005, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
2005:   50th Fine Arts Fiesta, Innovation Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2005:   The Gallery Project, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, PA
2005:   Five Artist Invitational Exhibition, Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA

2004:   Cider Painters of America, Shavertown, PA

2003:   Hudson Valley Art Association, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
2003:   Hazleton Art League, Hazleton, PA
2003:   Cider Painters of America, Shavertown, PA
2003:   Art & Jazz, Scranton, PA

2002:   Capturing Realism '02, Nanticoke, PA
2002:   Cider Painters of America, Shavertown, PA
2002:   The Allied Artists of America, Inc., 89th Annual Exhibition; The National Arts Club, New York City, NY
2002:   The American Artist Professional League, 74th Grand National Exhibition; The Salmagundi Club,  New York City, NY
2002:   Oil Painters of America, Brazier Art Gallery, Richmond, VA
2002:   The Salmagundi Club, 2002 Annual Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition for Non-members, New York City, NY
2002:   Hazleton Art League, George B. Markle Gallery, Hazleton, PA
2002:   Academic Artists Association, Springfield, MA

2001:   Wyoming Valley Art League, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2001:   Cider Painters of America, Shavertown, PA
2001:   Capturing Realism '01, Nanticoke, PA
2001:   Wyoming Valley Art League, WVAL Holiday Exhibit, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2001:   One Man Show, M&T Bank, Pittston, PA

2000:   Cider Painters of America, Shavertown, PA
2000:   Pennsylvania Northeastern Regional Art 2000, Scranton, PA
2000:   Audubon Artists Inc., The Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
2000:   The Java Gallery, Solo Show, Luzerne, PA
2000:   Cafe.com, Gallery Nite II, Kingston, PA
2000:   Fine Arts Fiesta, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2000:  Cafe.com, Gallery Nite I, Kingston, PA

1999:   Capturing Realism '01, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2018:   Cider Painters of America, Kingston, PA, Marquis Awards: “In the Hot Seat”
2017:   Cider Painters of America, Kingston, PA, Marquis Awards: “The Imposter”
2016:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 45, Runner-Up
2015:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 41, Runner-Up
2014:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 35, Runner-Up
2013:   LCCC Faculty Alumni Exhibition: Best of Show
2012:   3rd Art Renewel Center, Salon Competition Top Finalists Still Life
2013:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 27

2011:   Cider Painters of America, Kingston, PA

2011:   The Artist's Magazine, 28th Annual Art Competition, Finalist Still Life/Floral Category
2011:   Butler Institute of American Art,  Honorable Mention
2011:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design,  Issue 23
2011:   ACOPAL's Exhibition of Contemporary American Realism, Finalist
2011:   Upstream People Gallery, Annual Realism, Special Recognition
2010:   Cider Painters of America, CPA Award
2010:   6th Annual Online Juried Competition, Art Kudos International Exhibition – Sitting Duck & Too Close for Comfort
2009:   Cider Painters of America, Vgogh Gallery Award
2009:   The Artist's Magazine, 26th Annual Art Competition, Finalist Still Life/Floral Category
2007:   Cider Painters of America, Still Life Award
2007:   The Cultural Council of Luzerne County's, 2nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Second Place
2006:   Cider Painters of America, Mertie Larish Memorial Award
2006:   3rd Art Renewel Center - Salon Competition, Top Finalists Still Life
2006:   Upstream People Gallery, 8th Annual Realism Special Recognition
2005:   Cider Painters of America, Local Artist Excellence Award
2004:   Cider Painters of America, Johnston & Johnston Award for Local Artist Excellence
2003:   Cider Painters of America, Local Talent Award
2003:   The Artist's Magazine, 20th Annual Art Competition, Finalist Still Life / Floral Category
2002:   Allied Artist of America, Inc., Butler Institute of America Art Award
2002:   Cider Painters of America, Still Life Award

2002:   The Artist's Magazine, 2002 Annual Art Competition, Finalist Still Life Category
2002:   Salmagundi Club Non-Members Show, Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Award
2001:   Wyoming Valley Art League, WVAL Holiday Exhibit, 3rd Place
2001:   Cider Painters of America, Still Life Award
2001:   Fine Arts Fiesta, Honorable Mention Graphics
2000:  Fine Arts Fiesta, Honorable Mention Graphics

2016:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 45
2015:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 41
2014:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 35
2012:   American Art Collector, October Issue, Number 84 “Page 45” &; “Up Coming Group Shows, Page 150″
2012:   American Art Collector, August Issue, Number 82 “Pulled Into Collecting: A Conversation with Michael Maibach,  Page 49″
2013:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 27
2011:   The Artist's Magazine, 28th Annual Art Competition
2011:   Creative Quarterly, Journal of Art and Design, Issue 23
2010:   The Artist's Magazine, October Issue “Competition Spotlight”
2010:   The Artist's Magazine, December Issue “Tips and Techniques”
2009:   The Artist's Magazine, 26th Annual Art Competition
2008:   Art Matters, April Issue, 35th Yellow Spring Art Show
2005:   The Citizens' Voice Newspaper, “Luzerne County's Top 100 Greatest Athletes”
2004:   The Hazleton Standard Speaker, “Hazleton Art League Opens New Exhibit”
2003:   The Artist's Magazine, 20th Annual Art Competition
2003:   Miles of Mules, History with a Colorful Kick, Oxford Communications / The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
2002:   The Artist's Magazine, 2002 Annual Art Competition

2013:   Wyoming Valley Art League, Photoshop Workshop, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2008:   Wyoming Valley Art League, Painting Instructor, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2007:    C.A.C.E Crestwood Area Community Education, Oil Painting 101, Mountain Top, PA