As far back as I can remember, drawing has played a big part of my life. For years as a kid it was all about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, no joke! I’m still a fan today of the green heroes in a half shell, turtle power!🐢
Growing up I won art awards in school and spent many hours drawing things for my friends. Art was almost a distraction from the real world as I used it to escape into fictional stories including Star Wars, The Lion King, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame to name a few.
In my first few years of college I spent too much time playing video games, 😳 I made the decision to major in painting after seeing concept art from a Mortal Combat strategy guide, can’t make that up! 😬 It was almost like seeing art as a career for the first time in my life and I knew it was what I wanted to do.
When developing a portfolio in my advanced courses I was always inspired by commercial subjects. I knew I wanted to pursue illustration as I found an attachment to stories, films, costumes, and the likeness of actors.
It wasn’t until my junior year when I was taking advanced painting that my teacher said to me, “ I like your paintings, and don’t take this the wrong way, but you’re a drawer…” 🤔 This would probably bother some artists, but for me it was a total relief as I never really had peace with a brush like I did with a pencil. ✍️ He encouraged me to press on with colored pencils and I never really looked back.
Today I’m humbled and honored to have had my work published and exhibited by such aspiring clients as Disney, Lucasfilm, Dreamworks, Fox, Charlie’s Port Press, Random House, Topps, The Booth Museum, The Fox Theatre, McWhorter Capital, Mohawk Industries, Horton Outdoor, Glenda Mitchell Law, and others.
However, my most proud accomplishment is being the husband to Kristin and dad to Kensington.
We have worked with a wide range of clients including Disney, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros, DreamWorks, Random House, Charlie’s Port, Topps, Tantor Publishing, Mix International Media, Red 5 Entertainment, McWhorter Capital, Booth Museum of Western Art, Bartow History Museum, Mohawk, Horton Outdoor, Glenda Mitchell Law, and Acme Archives Direct.
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