Other, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts
Artist StatementAs an artist from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, I have been creating artwork for over 30 years and tattooing since 1991. When not using a tattoo machine, I create works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, digital design and various sculptural mediums. I continue to experiment with new concepts, materials, and techniques. Being part owner of both Independent Tattoo, in Delaware, I am consistently working either on paper, canvas or skin and I continually strive to incorporate modern advancements in technology into much of my work.
My work is informed by more than twenty five years as a professional tattoo artist. I work in many different mediums although I prefer working in oil on canvas. I'm very interested in the possibilities of using the computer as a tool to compose and enhance my work.
I have recently earned a Bachelor of Fine Art's degree from the University of Delaware, which has given me a much broader outlook on my artistic, non-tattoo related, work. Although, the imagery and context of tattooing will undoubtedly bleed into everything that I do.
My work can be found in Berlin, Maryland at Wooden Octopus, our working studio/gallery on Jefferson Street behind the Atlantic Hotel.