I was born in Chicago, Illinois. I have lived in Arizona for most of my life. Arizona is in my blood. My art has taken me to some interesting places and cities. These travels also inspire me artistically.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. Being an artist can be a peculiar lifestyle. I thought several times in my life that I would be able to live a more traditional lifestyle and be something other than an artist. I also had a wild streak, but all of this eventually caught up to me.
I was fortunate enough to have been saved from destruction on several occasions by supernatural experiences, and a gift for being in the right place at the right time, to say the least.
I realized that the path of an artist and a creative pioneer was the only true way for me to honor the gift of my life. I took a leap of faith and embraced my true nature once again. In time my artistic vision was renewed with tenacity, discipline, and a dedication to develop my craft and make a living as an artist.
The figure works "100% from life" are an integral part of my artistic process because working from life captures the essence of life in a unique way. Creating from life is is intense. It is enthralling. It is a process of seeing and understanding. Painting and drawing from life is a classic foundation of artistic ability that make other creative expressions possible.
My dream is to use my artistic abilities to create an altogether new art form. Something that is yet to exist. This work will be unfathomable and intriguing to modern people while remaining wondrous and mysterious to people for thousands of years.