CountyAnne Arundel County
Back in 1992, I graduated from MICA with a BFA and a rich vocabulary of visual art skills. Unfortunately, after MICA, the real world came knocking quickly and I had to settle for a job that paid the bills and allotted me the ability to start my life in the world of other tax-paying adults. After 15 years as a office desk-jockey, the economy crashed and a higher power pushed me out the door and back into the arms of my life's ambitions...to become an Artist! I quickly picked-up the pieces of my shattered male ego and returned to school in order to chase a Masters degree in teaching. For the last four years I have been living the dream! I now teach Visual Art to middle school aged students at my childhood middle school and make artwork of my own to sell online and to local stores and boutiques! As I look back over the course of my years, and the artwork that I have created, it amazes me to see how my current style has evolved from everything and everyone I have encountered in my long, and sometimes arduous, journey to get where I am today. Everything happens for a reason and I believe that becoming an established visual artist just wasn't meant to happen to me until now!
My style of artwork could be categorized as "Pop-Op" in that I use popular imagery, from a specific theme, and combine those images together via the use of strong line-design, to create a multi-leveled optical illusion to the viewer. My original paintings are all done in Tempera to allow me to work quickly; layering my vibrant, matte colors much like the screen printing techniques I learned when I was a student at MICA during the late 80's. My paintings have also been categorized as "stain-glass" or "mosaic" in their graphic quality. Within the last two years, I have use my unique way of seeing to paint upwards to 60 works of visual art.