I have been drawing for as long as I can remember… recreating He-Man characters and designing my own Transformers as a kid back in the ‘80s… While continuing to pursue art into my college years, I found live theatre and fell in love with that creative world as well. As a professional, I have been active in the arts now for almost 20 years.
In the art world I focus on illustration, and create primarily with traditional media. I adore the world of fantasy illustration – game art, book covers, etc so that is my focus; however, I have worked in many artistic areas, including a five-year stint as a full-time scientific illustrator. In the theatre my focus is on scenic design, as well as scenic fabrication (construction, painting, etc); however, I have worked in advanced positions throughout many of the technical theatre areas, including technical direction. I also have a particular passion for educational theatre, and have been teaching and working in that environment for close to a decade.
Currently I am doing scenic design and teaching technical theatre and design at a college. I am working on my illustration portfolio, and hope to soon be able to make freelance illustration a major component to my career. I am also always looking at regular work options in the worlds of design, illustration, scenic painting, scenic art, and the like.
What media do you illustrate in?
I primarily work in oil paint; I dabble in acrylics and watercolor, but primarily use them as a support for finished oil work, or an aspect of that work. I also work a lot in pencil and ink.