CountyAnne Arundel County
Artist StatementA fine artist and and illustrator working in Pencil, Pen & Ink and Watercolor (transparent/Gouache) and digital.(Realism)
began my professional career as a designer, an illustrator and a musician. As a musician I had what people call “IT”, whatever it was. I traveled the country playing professionally and was very successful. I was a self -taught musician, I didn’t read music, I played it... very well, and also was a self-taught Illustrator with a great eye for detail. My influences at the time were Andrew Loomis , Paul Calle, and Norman Rockwell. I did my best to illustrate as they had. That’s whyI have such versatility in many mediums. As an artist I’ve always had the ability to see. After high school graduation I decided that it was time to pursue my Art Education. I worked hard at illustrating and attended numerous schools. They were not what I was looking for. Many teachers told me not to go to school but to find work, that I had skills good enough to be working, so I followed their advice. I work regionally not venturing in any other markets. I was very successful but I wanted to venture out. So, after a modicum of success I went back to school at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI, where I found a new reason to Illustrate, got my degree with honors and met Brain Sauriol, Matt Busch and a score of other professors, who made me realize I could do it. So, after a very successful 22 years of working in the Graphic and illustration industry for the US Government, I have taken the next step in my career and become the illustrator that I was meant to be.