I found a passion for art at the age of 5. Being the “typical boy” I discovered the world of comic books and became obsessed with dinosaurs. I was also exposed to the best sci-fi and horror that movies had to offer, so naturally I proceeded to draw my own comic characters, dinosaurs and monsters. Stability was a foreign concept to me of because by the time I was 15 I had already lived in 5 different countries. Moving around so much I didn’t have the opportunity to make long lasting friends until we settled in Australia, thus art was an escape for me for a long time.

Seeing the hardships my family went through there was pressure to pick a respectable and stable career path. I never considered being an artist professionally. I completed my International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and then graduated from university with a Bachelor of Economics in Australia. But having experienced what it was like I decided I would rather do what I love.

I was always drawing or painting even while studying or working. I had my first exhibition in high school when I was 17, the topic of my exhibition being Dante’s Divine ‘Comedy’. As I got older I began taking more and more interest in classical art such as portraiture and still life, my main inspirations being Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian and Sargent just to name a few. So I took a year off and moved to Sydney to study in the Julian Ashton Art School. While there I participated in two group exhibitions and my appreciation for classical art grew even more with the help of their wonderful teachers. Now I have taken my passion even further, and find myself living and studying in Florence surrounded by all things art.

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