How did you get started and develop your career?
My earliest memories are of my family and including my father, a painter, and mother, a graphic designer, arched together over a drafting board in our in-home studio; or my father’s paint-covered hands on the steering wheel as we drove to school.
With three, combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan, I gained crucial, life experiences that helped me “see the world through a different lens.” After I was honorably discharged, I returned to school.
Majoring in Fine Arts, in a painting class, I began to work with color for the first time. I realized that my life-long, drawing background had set a great foundation for me as a painter. But it was that “deep down” desire to paint, rooted in family life experiences, that surfaced in the remembered words of my father: words about the importance of warm and cool light and broad brushwork. Now, the first things people notice about my paintings are the way I handle light and brushwork.
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