|About the Author
Todd M. Casey was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. His artistic education includes a BFA in Communication Design from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. After receiving his degree in 2001, he moved to New York City, where he worked as a graphic designer. He then moved to San Francisco to pursue a Master's in Animation at the Academy of Art. While taking the foundation classes for his MFA, he found a true passion in painting, and returned to New York City to the studio of Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier and began his classical painting training in 2007. In 2010, he finished his studies and began teaching at the Guild Atelier in Brooklyn, New York.
Casey's work touches on more than simplistic, rigid realism. There is a haunting, nearly literary quality to each frame. A feeling that subjects are viewed from behind rain-kissed, mottled glass, burnished by enigmatic candlelight, or brushed by the soft, hazy edges of a half-remembered dream. His works are classically styled, but progressive in approach–fine, somber details, rendered with a clear, meticulous eye, and yet, subdued with a gentle, melancholic focus. Casey is the receipient of several awards. Most recently, he won first place two years in a row in the Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, and first place in oil painting from the Allied Artists of America, in 2015. His work can be found in collections throughout the United States, and exclusively on the East Coast at Rehs Contemporary Gallery, in Midtown New York City.
Casey lives in New York with his wife, Gina, and baby daughter, Scarlett.