About the Artist
As an award-winning art director, graphic designer and artist, I have been drawing or coloring (as my family likes to say) most of my life. I suspect being a graphic designer skews my work to be more graphical in nature. I just love composition. I believe it makes the viewer look with more interest and intensity. I am sure one day I will pick up a brush and use it — but for now, I will continue with my technique of painting with my hands (in gloves, sometimes). I can tell you that a painting usually doesn’t get finished until there is “family feedback” from my wife and daughter. Until I address their concerns or get their thumbs up, it doesn’t get signed and sealed.
I am a self-taught artist, or as some would say, someone with a god-given talent. I do not use brushes — I use my fingers.My subject matter is quite varied. I like to paint vegetables, pieces of candy, Texas BBQ, grain silos or landscapes — any subject that might make me say to myself, “that would make a great painting.” Usually these are from photos that I have taken, or friends have taken and allowed me to explore on canvas.The artists that inspire me are the greats — Monet, Cézanne, Homer, Van Gogh, Degas, and Cassatt. The more contemporary influencers include Stuart Davis, Georgia O’Keeffe, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, and Pollock.