How do you do, Paul? Can we offer you a cup of coffee, tea, ginger ale, a dry martini perhaps?
A green tea is fine, thanks.
So, you’re a Boston based illustrator. Your work has appeared in a variety of places. Tell us about your style.
My work has appeared in a number of illustration media such as newspapers, design publications, magazines and educational publications. My style evolved over the years with my sense of humor. Some would say a cartoony style with bright colors and sketched lines.
You paint, too?
All my paintings nowadays are with Adobe Photoshop's assorted brushes. I used to do a fair amount of brush and airbrush painting and this influenced my illustration style.
You discovered your artistic talent at a pretty young age. Aside from drawing on the walls in your parent’s house, what were you creating as a kid? Do you feel that your early art interest/education impacted what you do today?
My artistic interests were fairly evident but out of control, creating imaginative scenes from my own universe. I have to admit that I didn't take my artistic interests seriously until about high school. I was creating work just not on a serious level.
You’re also a musician. Tell us about
A My music interests didn't begin until I entered Massachusetts College of Art. I developed and evolved playing music with artist friends around beer and chips. The Harmony Gritz is probably the only band I make time for. The group's music is influenced by the blues and folk music.
Scared any neighborhood pets lately with your accordion playing?
My moments with the accordion have been less frequent and the neighbors pets are pleased with that. To make it easy for everyone I am more involved with guitar and harmonica right now.
Tell the good readers something interesting about yourself that few people know.
Very few people know about my cross country trip with some artist friends after graduating from art school. It was one of my best trips I took because I didn't realize how beautiful the western country side is. Traveling through states such as Utah, I daho, Arizona, Nevada and California. I took a fair amount of color photographs. When I returned to Massachusetts I developed all my color photos and turned them into colored slides. I placed the slides in a number of slide carousels and combined with tapped music for a multimedia experience.
Dino Having Lunch
Froggy In Love
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