Preston's art work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the greater New York Metropolitan and Tri-State areas. His works have received awards including those from The National Arts Club in New York City, the Cooperstown Art Association and The Art Students League of NY, where he studied for a number of years. He has had solo exhibitions at Westfield State University, Krasdale Foods Corporate Headquarters, The Jasper Rand Museum, and Fairleigh Dickenson University.
He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on the arts and expanding individual creativity. His recent talks and lectures include those at Penn State University, Westfield State University, Southern Utah University, The University of Connecticut, Wilbraham Monson Academy, Dutch Treat Club at The National Arts Club, the New York Public Library, the Newark Museum, and The Jasper Rand Museum. Prior to creating works in the visual arts, Preston worked as a musician—composer, performer, and conductor.
Classical music devotees know Preston as the host of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's nationally broadcast "Symphony Hall" on channel 76.