Inspiration comes in many forms through contrast. Everything that we experience shapes our perception. So for me, inspiration comes from what is, and what is appears to be infinite. Anything is possible in a universe of infinity, and imagination is the vehicle.
Sometimes influence comes by way of other artists. There have been many artists over the years that have inspired me. I hold a great respect for the artisans of the world, past and present. As a youth, I gravitated towards the work of Gilbert Williams and Alex Gray, but since then there have been countless others.
Some say that music is the universal language of mankind. I consider it to be a very important part of my process, and it is always present when I work. It is a stimulating source of fuel for me. It is the catalyst that inscribes spirit in what I am doing. William Linton, David Arkenstone, Stellardrone, and Howard Shore are a few of my favorites, but again, there are many more.
An education is always valuable, as is experience. For me, experience has been my education. I have no formal training as an artist, so I cannot credit an art college or an university for what I have learned. What I know is self-taught, strictly intuitive and backed by determination. Lots of encouragement has been given to me along the way, and for that I am thankful. My work has been published in magazines, on covers, and in gallery. I also create work for non-profits that seek to improve the living conditions of others.
Several mediums are employed in my practice. I enjoy the simplicities of graphite pencils, but also the complexities of acrylics. I also produce work with color pencil, pastel, marker, airbrush, watercolor, and oil. My newest of endeavors is digital painting. I grew up in the Atari generation, so I am drawn to technology. Yet, I still prefer traditional mediums overall.
Whether I am painting on
canvas or using a digital stylus, I truly love what I do. I sincerely
appreciate your interest, and I thank you for taking the time to learn
about me, my influences and my approach to art.