Possibly the most formative era of my creative adventure. I started using oil paint and began my formal training at the College of DuPage in Illinois. Moved out to Los Angeles, living and dreaming, criss-crossing the country. Lived in Hollywood, joined a metal band... it was an amazing time in my life.
Another very productive, hopeful era. The most fun, most serious collaboration I've undertaken with an incredible artist named Danny Powell in Aurora, IL. I also had the ability to work on a very large scale, showing art at the House Cafe in Dekalb for an extended installation. During this time I had a successful run with a band that included my wife. This was a great outlet for me and I collaborated with some very amazing creative minds which added many techniques to the repertoire.
The band had run its course. This era marks a creative downturn in terms of productivity for me. However I managed to win Best in Show at the Elmhurst Artist Guild and showed there almost twice a year. Prosperous in many ways, and a departure from the very prolific periods, only making one piece a year for a few years.
A global pandemic rearranged everyone's existence. New collaborators, new space to create and new music projects abound. I started working with resin to a great extent. I intend to keep the creativity going, hoping to inspire others and fill their lives and homes with love and beauty. 2021 marks the launch of this new website too!