After graduating from Pratt Institute with a BFA, then Hunter College with an MFA in Studio Art and Art History, I started to work as an Art Teacher, and as a Scenic Painter on my summers off. Seeing a real local need for an organized and professional painting service in Downtown Brooklyn, I set out to start a business in painting contracting that would change the way people normally thought about painters. This would have me wearing many hats and loving it! I stared out doing small specialized painting jobs for homeowners, and I slowly grew a customer base of repeat business. Then I naturally began training carefully selected individuals to enhance our business model. Today, JP Interiors continues to grow our business through word of mouth, referrals and very little advertising. I still maintain and enjoy an active career in my studio as a fine art painter while running a successful painting business.