Art is what I do, and what I love. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I believe we all start out as artists, and I have no doubt that at some point, each of us has picked up a pencil or marker to connect with our creative side. I just decided to stick with it and have stayed committed to developing my style which consists of a wide range of realism, abstract and a little bit of both. In short, I paint what I like and choose colors that move me. My subject matter is also wide ranging, consisting of concept, whimsical, wildlife, fantasy and science fiction. I work with acrylic, oils, digital and follow a simple rule: I make my traditional paintings look like digital photos and my digital work like traditional paintings. I believe art is more than just a piece of paper or canvas; it is an extension of the artist himself. For me, my goal is to produce art worthy of being displayed in people’s homes, featured on magazine covers, a catalyst to inspire our youth, and to leave a legacy for my family. Time escapes us all, thus, I choose to spend my time being a loving husband, chasing my dreams and developing my craft.
People always ask me if I have taken art classes, sure I took art class all through middle school and high school. I even went to the Art Institute of Dallas for a little while but I didn’t really start to develop my craft until in my thirties. I keep working at it as much as I can, every day pretty much. I am always moving forward with my art and just like anything else, it’s an ever learning process. I don’t believe anyone has reached perfection …well….in anything. There is always another level of excellence.
With such a passion for art I try my best to stay grounded, it’s too easy to chase down something and it consume your life. As much as I like art, I like my wife even more. As much as I like seeing someone’s reaction to what I’ve created, I like honoring and respecting people more. The word tells us what does it profit a man (or woman) to win the world and to lose their soul? There’s people to invest in on this planet, and 80-90 years goes by quick. So even though I am setting goals to accomplish great things with my art I have a desire to invest in people even more.
“Tools Of The Trade”
Traditional: Acrylics & Oils
Digital: Wacom combined with ArtRage 4, Paint Tool Sai, OpenCanvas, Photoshop & Corel Painter.
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