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About me...

The visual arts have always been an important means of expression for me. I was always drawing as a kid and one of my earliest memories is of a 1st grade teacher's enthusiastic response to a series of crayon drawings. In college I gravitated towards drawing and printmaking. My formal education concluded with a BA in Art from Humboldt State University in 1973.

I worked at a commnity art center after graduating and have fond memories of the people I met and the experiences I had there. The next four years I worked as a letterpress printer in a small shop where I designed many of the jobs that I printed. I began my career as a freelance illustrator in 1981 when I moved to Seattle and made the rounds with a portfolio of newly created airbrush art. While working with advertising agencies, design studios and publishers, I illustrated a wide range of subjects and ideas which was a wonderful learning experience. I’ve been very fortunate to have worked with many talented artists and design professionals in the Pacific Northwest and many large northwest and national corporations. In 1997, after watching the new work being created by computer artists, I began working with digital media and have never looked back.

In 2006 I returned to Eureka on California’s beautiful north coast where I am originally from. In 2013, I moved once again to Crescent City, CA which is on the coast about 20 miles south of the California-Oregon border. I am now concentrating on my own art and am retired from commercial work. My studio is centered around an iMac and iPad. I do my own single or limited edition prints on archival fine art paper with an eight-color, pigment inkjet printer. In addition to my art, I enjoy cycling and converting my rural yard into a redwood forest.