Encouraged to draw and paint as a child, I was fascinated with art and, more specifically, the idea of its process from a very early age. Over the years, working as a mural artist, fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and recently as a fine arts photographer and college professor, I have been able to draw upon skills learned in one medium to enhance the others. I approach projects first as a study of the elements or characters that will be portrayed through the work. I am a life-long student of history, particularly Florida history, and much of my work emphasizes historic components. Studying the project, as well as the subject, working on a visual solution, and then executing the final idea are the elements that I incorporate into a work of art. My work, in all mediums, is created with the ultimate objective of telling a story – giving voice to a visual image. Most of the time, the work is a montage of images that carry out a single idea. Commercial and fine art share the common impetus, which is to identify a need – what affects people – and excite and entice the consumer or patron through visual representation. I am particularly drawn to large-scale work because it has the ability to put the viewer into the action or event.
Oviedo Mall store window.
Detail image of the digital painting done for the mall window.
Digital image is created with a Wacom tablet
A painting done on a 4’x6′ canvas.
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