The wildly successful Romero Britto (www.britto.com) is known worldwide for his brightly-colored artwork that incorporates elements of Pop Art and Cubism. His cleverly-designed, cheerful images appeal to a wide range of people and have made the 47-year-old artist an international art star. Britto’s work can be found in prominent collections ranging from Elton John and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, to King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, to the Louvre in Paris. Patrons adore his work so much, in fact, that according to the New York Times, Britto brings in almost $12 million annually with his art, an impressive feat ...
In 1993, three Thai monks began the strange undertaking of building a Theravada Buddhist monastery in the heart of Kissimmee, FL. The result of their labor of love is Wat Florida Dhammaram (www.watflorida.org), a meditative spot intensely juxtaposed by its proximity to U.S. Highway 192 — a dated tourist trap inexorably fading into a collection of sterilized strip malls and barren motels. The temple is a structural sigh of relief that exists just beyond the reach of Disney.
In 2008, I co-wrote a chapter with art editor Kim Hall for , a product guide designed to aid conscientious consumers concerned with health and the environment in making safer and smarter purchases. The chapter, “Green Creativity,” introduces readers to 50 resources for painting, drawing, photography and arts and crafts that are changing the nature of art supplies and leading an innovation in the industry that manufactures them. The Whole Green Catalog was released by Rodale Publishing in September 2009. It can be found online and in bookstores nationwide, including Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of metropolis — the way urban areas are hives of activity with an invisible network as if millions of living things and machines are really just one entity. You can always find traces of city’s reflected presence in windows, mirrors and bodies of water, ever on the edge of my peripheral vision like a quick movement or an insect caught in the corner of my eye. I spend my time exploring its streets, but my relationship to the city is brumous at best. A metropolis is a mirage and I’m haunted by it.”
I write articles about art-related topics, ranging from arts organizations to vinyl toys. I’m adept at writing artist profiles; I’ve interviewed numerous artists, including Maggie Taylor and Romero Britto. Since 2008, I’ve been the Assistant Editor, as well as a frequent contributor, of Art Calendar Magazine. In my blog, ArtSeen·Orlando, I review events and exhibitions, interview local artists and share the details of Orlando’s arts scene.
Currently, I’m in the early stages of an ongoing series investigating Orlando and the surrounding areas of Central Florida. I carry my camera everywhere — to historic sites, to parties, to galleries, in diners, driving on the local highways and walking around town. I’m interested in the special peculiarities that are often overlooked by casual visitors.
I’m available for hire. If you’d like to work with me, I’d love to hear from you. I have experience with a number of formats. Contact me to discuss the details of your project.