I started drawing in perspective and realism in my early teens and received a scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1991. Graduating Cum Laude in 1995, I settled in Phoenix, Arizona to a new and exciting art scene in Phoenix.
My paintings and silverpoint drawings reflect my love of still life and landscape which I combine to create surrealistic desolate and isolated desert landscapes. I am a veteran and live with my wife in Phoenix.
Painting for me is an exploration. When I paint a still-life I am not just describing the objects in front of me, I am also exploring the scene as if I were going there in person. By using extremes in scale and perspective, color and light, I create drama in my paintings and silverpoint drawings. My subject matter are found and recycled items such as rusty metal bits and old broken things.
Artist Member of the Sonoran Arts League
Artist Member Local First Arizona
BFA Cum Laude from Columbus College of Art and Design 1995
Albert K. Murray Scholarship, 1995
Heart of Ohio Tole Award, 1994
Heart of Ohio Tole Award, 1993
Alumni Association Scholarship, 1992
CCAD Foundation Scholarship, 1991
Collision at The Icehouse Gallery with Joe Holdren, Eric Cox, Eric Kaspar and Eddie Sparr PHX AZ January 2017
Group Show "Oh, The Places You'll Go" at ASU Downtown, PHX AZ January 2017 to May 2017
Group Show at Grinder's Coffee Co. PHX AZ January 2017
Solo Show at Stacy's at Melrose, PHX AZ January, February 2017
Sonoran Small Works Show at the Red Truck Trading Company, Cave Creek, AZ Dec 2016-Jan-2017
The Veteran Art Show at Unexpected Art Gallery, Sponsored by The Sonoran Arts League Nov 2016 PHX AZ
"of land, sea and sky" Arizona State University Community Arts Gallery, August 15-December 10, 2016, PHX AZ
Artist with "Entropy" Oil on Canvas 48X60