I am a visual artist and a musician. I have been living in between Philadelphia and Portland since last summer, but I have just signed a lease in Portland this month, so I guess I'm staying here for awhile. I have an art show coming up in March, so I've been painting a lot. I was born in upstate New York, raised in a small town in Pennsylvania, and came of age in Philadelphia, where I went to Tyler School of Art of Temple University. I moved to Portland in 2003 and fell in love with the forward thinking people, amazing art and music scene, and fun places to eat, drink, hike, and read.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been sober for 15 months. I don't drink anymore, and my life is better as a result of that decision. I have a full time job as a painter sculptor working with 3-D printing and old school methods for a great company here in Portland.
I’m really good at
I do impressions. I can do DeNiro quite well, and I do Rod Serling
from The Twilight Zone. Once in a Blue Moon I find myself at
karaoke night doing either "China Girl" by David Bowie, or "She's
Not You" by Elvis Presley.
The first things people usually notice about me
My laugh, deep set hazel eyes, or my deep voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Any films by Scorsese, Spielberg, Coppola, Lynch, Kurosawa, or Gus
Van Zandt. New York Stories by Paul Auster and Blood Meridian by
Cormac Macarthy are two of my favorite books.
The six things I could never do without
1. My family
2. My art
3. My guitar
4. My motorcycle
6. great food prepared with love
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Tomorrow's menu. If you're lucky, I'll make my classic eggs
benedict. I can poach perfect eggs every time, and I make a
Hollandaise sauce that will make your mouth water. Hope you're not
a vegetarian, otherwise you will miss out on the Canadian bacon.
Then again, if you are, that's just more for me. I also do a
pescatarian version with crabmeat.
On a typical Friday night I am
Weekends are for amateurs, I like to go to a local 1920's Jazz
night on Tuesdays, and I like to hit the galleries downtown on
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once knew a Jack, who looked like a Jill, and smelled like a
You should message me if
You are 5 feet 9" or shorter, and you have a warmth about you and a
You know who painted the giant Dot painting currently hanging in
the basement at The Portland Art Museum. You can complete this
sentence: Lou____wrote the song Femme______.
Bonus points if you can sing or play an instrument.