inviewof1_medTypically New York and typically Italian, is the way Joseph Augustine Grassia describes growing up in New Jersey, thirty miles outside New York. He was introduced to the wonders of the nearby metropolis at an early age and offered a glimpse of theatres, galleries and all the eccentricities the city had to offer. Augustine remembers it as love at first experience, and has never looked backed.

Educated at Fairleigh Dickenson University his inspiration comes from a wide range of environments – from New York City to the great outdoors. Augustine’s fascination with the unique and unusual is carried over into his artwork.