Since I could first draw, I wanted to be an artist. I loved to paint, sketch, color, doodle, cut, glue, build and destroy. Some of the results my folks would hang proudly and dutifully on the fridge. The rest, I'm pretty sure, frightened them... or too many guests. If this collection represents a medium between the two, I'd be thrilled.
At the end of the day, I want to make an impact people remember, be it for myself, a collector, or for a client looking for something powerful, edgy, and sure to raise eyebrows.
I'm always on the lookout for networking opportunities, whether it be for work or for creativity. I like to share thoughts, opinons, and techniques; anyone can feel free to contact me at the email address in the footer, provided you want to talk art or business.
"are these works available?"
Most of the work here is personal art. Most of the digital painting are available (see "painting") as prints on request. Acrylic originals are available in galleries only at this time. As a freelance illustrator, although I'd prefer to delevop new works for a client's needs, one can contact me for the availabilty of specific rights (one-time, first, exclusive, etc) and publishing information for individual works on this site.
I love photography. I find it much harder more challenging than illustration because you have to express yourself with a starting point. I enjoy everything from portraiture to nature to heavily-manipulated abstract photo art. I am currently available for model, art, and product photography and retouching.
about the digital art
The digital painting and illustration work begins as pencil sketches. The are scanned at high resolutions and then further edited digitally for layout and composition. I use Abode Photoshop to digitally paint over them with non-destructive methods. Every object is isolated and every color has a dedicated layer. I like the idea that the works are dynamic, fluid... alive... throughout the creation process, and the end results are often far different then what I first imagined.
After a final draft is complete, I treat them as I would a photograph and digitally post-process them, adjusting overall color, contrast, and saturation to fit the intended mood.
The prints available are made with archivial ink on acid-free matte paper. All are limited prints, signed and numbered.
about the paintings
Acrylics on canvas. Not as complicated as above, huh? ;)
919 1st Ave N
St Petersburg FL 33705
ECLECTIC ART CREATIONS
(Same building as Simple Living)
1120 1st avenue north
St Petersburg FL 33705
"weren't you some sort of musician?"
Yeah, still doing that!
I seem blessed or cursed with freelance careers, I think. I've been a professional musician all my adult life and have no plans to ever cease the passion I have for performance and composition, although I wouldn't mind focusing more on my visual art.