Growing up I always wanted to be an artist, watching classic cartoons and taking out my sketchbook as just a young boy and drawing from Comic Books, Newspaper Comic Strips, Movies and TV. The Jetsons, Yogi Bear, The Flintsons, Looney Tunes and so many more were family to me. I soon learned about the animators behind the curtain such as William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Max Fleischer, Chuck Jones and so many more. Being an impressionable youth I wanted to emulate them in my drawings. In my later years I would turn to more sophisticated cartoons such as Beavis and Butt-Head and The Simpsons. With amazing influences from family that really made me want to pursue the arts even more.
Growing up in the Baltimore/DC area I stayed local and went to The Art Institute of Washington after high school, transferring to The Ohio State University to study and further my career in Fine Arts. Unfortunately I had to put my education on hold and move back to Maryland. After school I started a family and now have two crazy boys and an amazing wife. After many years away from school I finally finished my Bachelor of Science at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, while working full time, going to school full time, and supporting a family.
I have had a long career within the hospitality industry as well as a career as a Freelance Artist including Graphic Design, Oil Painting and Web Design. I would love to pursue my passion for the arts with a new company, allowing me the opportunity to utilize my education, experience, and creativity within the arts. I specialize in Oil & Acrylic painting, Graphic Design, Graphic Animation, Web Design, and Photography. My influences in my paintings and work come from all over the place, however one major influencer is Salvador Dali and his Surrealism style of painting. I am available for Freelance work or Full Time for a great company. Thanks for visiting, shoot me an email for more info; and I hope you enjoy my work.