I have been a freelance illustrator for 25 years and have worked for a who's who of corporate America including BerolPencils, Blockbuster Videos, Cirrus Logic, Clark American, Coors, Diamond Shamrock, Duracell, Frito-Lay, GameTek, H. E. B. Brand Grocery Co., Kellogg, Mattel, MC, Procter & Gamble, Orkin, Sega Genesis, and Thermos/Warner Brothers. Recently I have begun to create my own unique style of fine art paintings. I paint a wide variety of subject matter including landscapes, wildlife, portraits, historically accurate people and places and events.
Born into a military family, I am the oldest of five boys. I started drawing at an early age. Due to my obsession with doodling, I had a tendency to neglect my school work. After 4 years in the Marine Corps, I acquired my art education at the Art Institute's of Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta. I work from my home studio and enjoy living the country life in rural Alabama, with my wife Vicki. My family consists of my two sons, Rusty and Andrew and my two stepsons, Eric and Tim. I enjoy fishing, hiking, and playing horseshoes.
My art is my passion. The challenging aspect of painting is taking a familiar scene and creating my own personal vision of it. When I start a painting, I am in my own little world and tend to get lost in it. I have a sense of awe in everything around me, finding it absolutely enchanting and I strive to show it in my work. I daydream a lot too! I paint in oils and digitally with a digital brush and Wacom board.
Life is good and I try to enjoy it to the fullest!