Life Is A Work in Progress

Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, it was obvious that I was an aspiring artist at a very young age: one of the "artists in the family". I loved comic books, and developed an appreciation for the personal styles of individual illustrators and inkers. I started forming preferences for the art direction and graphic design of different publishers. This was the beginning of my lifelong appreciation for design, and how design and art combine to form a complete package in publishing.

In my teens, music became increasingly influential and I studied creative album cover art by the likes of Roger Dean, Rodney Matthews and Hipgnosis. Fantasy, horror and sci-fi authors, and surfing, skateboarding, and playing drums in bands filled out my life during this period.

After high school I enrolled in the fine arts program at Pensacola State College and started painting and doing graphic design under the instruction of artist Carl Duke and artist/poet Alan Peterson. I was never a fan of abstract art; which I only saw in books; but a chance trip to the National Gallery in D.C. changed my outlook dramatically. I saw the "Kandinsky: Improvisations" exhibition, and then later the "Kasimir Malevich" suprematist exhibition. These and other artists such as Franz Kline were instrumental in opening up my understanding and recognition of the different styles that constitute abstract art.

Throughout my life I've worked in many mediums including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, oil, acrylic, collage, sculpture, photography, video, and digital art. I've studied architecture and mechanical drafting, and have worked as a graphic designer, art director, and creative director.

Today, I'm continuing to experiment with and explore my own style of art in metro Atlanta, Georgia.

S T A T E M E N T

"I admire all aspects of art and creative expression. Art and design have been the driving forces behind my career and my life."

E X H I B I T I O N S

Not exhibiting in 2023/2024   Only creating!

2022 Oct   Casa Batllo, Barcelona Spain "Brain Cake"

2022 Oct   M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "R E M"

2022 Jun   M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Visceral"

2022 May   M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Liquid Arsenal"

2022 Apr   M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Yellow"

2022 Jan   Palazzo Ducale, Genoa Italy "To New Beginnings"

2022 Jan   The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Duality"

2021 Nov   The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Menagerie"

2021 May   Oculus, NYC MvVO AD ART SHOW

2021 May   The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Flourish"

2020 Sep   Galleria Cael, Milano Italy "Sparkle"

2020 Aug   Palazzo Ducale, Genoa Italy "Eureka"

2019 Oct   The Mill, Roswell GA Creative Mill Art Exposition

2018 Oct   The Mill, Roswell GA Creative Mill Art Exposition

 

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