Who I am
Art has always been important to me. I have been drawing
and painting ever since I can remember. I never lost that
childhood enthusiasm for the creative process that art
allows. I was born and raised in a small town in Indiana. I
was fortunate enough to have parents who encouraged me
in art. My family is very artistic and I was taught drawing and
perspective from a very young age.
Some of my first public art projects were large murals for a
new high school in my area. I also had the great fortune to
participate in public art mural projects for my local town's
riverfront beautification project.
I moved to California shortly after high school and have
worked as a paramedic since then. I live with my teenage
son in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
My passion for art as a compliment to my emergency
medicine profession has only grown through the years. The
ability to work outdoors on murals on a large scale has
always appealed to me. I also like the fact that I can reach a
large audience and excite the viewers with my works, causing
them to wonder just where the illusion starts and stops.
Beyond mural work, I enjoy the diversity that working in
different media allows. I love the challenge of capturing and
representing the personality of the individual that is being
depicted in a portrait. I particularly enjoy representational
portraits due to the initial delight that it can bring a viewer.
Being heavily medically trained allows me to understand the
anatomical understructure of my subjects, and render them
more realistically and accurately with three dimensional
I have been fortunate to have had great collaborative
experiences with all of my previous clients. Regardless of
whether I find myself working on a book cover, trompe l'oeil,
private portrait commission, or large mural, I have been able
to enjoy the creative process with everyone.
I look forward to being able to discuss your ideas about your
desired project with you soon. Reach me by e-mailing me at