I spent my youth in northern Italy, studied painting and illustration in San Francisco and for many years lived in Manhattan. Currently, I call Portland home. Mythology, speculative history and Flemish painting inspire me. My favorite museums are the Gallerie dell’Accademia Venezia and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My favorite painting is Oedipus and the Sphinx by Gustave Moreau and my favorite color is deep black tinged with green.