In an almost literal sense, I was born with a pencil in my hand, doodling airplanes, cars and spaceships on anything which would accept a graphite smudge. As a young man, a visit to the famous Canyon Road in Santa Fe New Mexico, afforded me the opportunity to meet pastel artist Albert Handel. Mr. Handel's legendary skills with color and light ignited a hidden passion in me to draw the natural and hsitoric world around me. Possibly this was one of the reasons I made the wise decision to raise my family in California's Mother Lode, Angels Camp to be exact.
My personality is obsessivly creative, combining the tactile disciplines of pencil, paint ink, wood, glass and paper into unexpected oblects of art. Despite a lack of formal art training beyond public high school, I have developed a keen eye and wide skillset which has led to a number of awards, Additionally, my skills kave led to donations to the Calaveras County Arts Council "Chairs for Charity" and the Calaveras County farm Bureau Ag Education Auction which collectivly have raised over $1200. I have also donated my skills with cardboard set building to four "Sober Grad Nights" at our local schools as well as art direction and painting "
Barrel of Monkeez
" indoor mini-golf and Lazer tag arena.