I’m a oil painter based in Somerville, Massachusetts. I work with acrylics and other media too, but oils are my first love. My professional background is in urban planning and policy, and my recent paintings reflect that. I primarily paint everyday scenes of nature interacting with the built environment in my own neighborhood. I’m passionate about celebrating and building community in my city, even in the mundane details of life. For me, that is what making art is about.