I'm a Florida based artist raised in Anderson, South Carolina. I attempt to create works that would intrigue and lure the viewer. I'm influenced by an appreciation for wistful nostalgia, fine art and vintage illustration
I enjoy drawing and painting just about everything under the sun -- especially people. My work is mostly figurative but not exclusively. I like to seek out rarely viewed encounters of people as they go about their daily routine, presenting them in an interesting and colorful way.
In my studio, I regularly experiment with a variety of design approaches in order to express a particular mood or narrative. Essentially, each project is another challenge to convey my work as if it were a visual poem. I want the viewer to have a unique experience while interpreting my work. Hopefully awakening something within them that has impact and translates as meaningful.
In 1976, I acquired formal training through a scholarship to Parsons School of Design in New York City. Mentoring artists, Joe Bowler and Murray Tinkelman encouraged me to take up studies within the Department of Illustration. During my first year I was hired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art as an illustrator for the museum’s costume reproduction department. The experience I received from the institutions there attributed greatly to my gaining invaluable direction.
Since that time, I have created original fine art, illustrations and designs for numerous award-winning projects for clients of advertising agencies and design firms to museums and universities through out the United States. Each commission is as unique as it is different and all require a particular visual solution to that specific project challenge, whether I’m drawing or painting portraits of people, pets, landscapes or architecture.