I have been an illustrator since 1979. I am self taught.
As an illustrator I work both traditionally and digitally. I use a Mac and Photoshop for digital work. My line work is done in Illustrator. Traditionally I use oils on illustration board, or canvas and I am equally comfortable using acrylics.
I am also a photographer, and enjoy blending paintings and photographs digitally. I use Canon equipment and have a full size studio with strobes. I shoot models for reference.
I’ve worked with many large and small companies. I have never been late delivering a job, and never complain (at least out loud) to the client. A Disney art director once called me “easy to work with”.
A partial list of clients include Disney, Mattel, Hasbro, Hanna Barbara, Time magazine, Pepsi, McDonalds, Jim Henson, TSR, Wizards of the Coast, Penguin books, DAW books, Roc books, Bantam books, Apple, Universal Studios, RCA/Columbia, CBS, Blockbuster, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Purina, Carnation, Kraft foods, and Nestles.
The Walt Disney Company is one of my main clients. I paint DVD movie covers, ads and books. I’ve painted over 1200 jobs for Disney. If you have kids, you probably already own my art.
I live in Washington with my wife and daughter. One dog, 2 cats and 7 chickens are always underfoot. I paint in a custom built studio that sits on 5 acres.
I’ve always been intrigued by anything that is out of the ordinary. Everyday conversation bores me. People who think outside the box and have open minds, intrigue me.
I’ve studied most religions, and found I can get more inner work done on my own. We really are born with everything we need. Truth is inside, we just have to learn how to ask and how to hear the answer.
Artistically I enjoy the art of the 19th and early 20th Century Neo Classicists. Bougeureau, Draper, Leighton, Poynter, Perugini (my last life), Soloman, Tadama, Waterhouse.
Later influences include Maxfield Parrish, Leyendecker, Mucha, Wyeth, Booth, Lovell, Rackam, Gustafson, Rockwell, Blackshear.