"My recent work is an attempt to reconcile the conflict of that occurs between truthful memory and self perpetuated myth.
The passions of my life are pretty simple. My family (wife and three daughters), creating work that I am proud of, they are proud of and that also resonates with its audience. Aside from this core, I also love the process of writing (short stories and poetry), reading (biography and theory), exercising and entertaining friends (cooking for friends is such a comfort thing for me.)
I earned a BFA from Ohio University and have worked in commercial art since 1990, but have only had my fine art represented for the last 3 years. My goal is to produce only fine art and work towards a more national audience. I am currently trying to find east coast and west coast representation.
I have great admiration for my mother. I tend to be a little too doey eyed when it comes to my wife and children. Outside of that, I am not really much of an idol worshiper. If really pressed, I would have to say that Tom Waits is pretty damn cool.
When I was younger, my motivations were purely intrinsic. I wanted to do what I wanted and was willing to accept less in exchange for this freedom. However, as a middle aged husband and father of three, I no longer see myself as above commerce. Current motivations are of course still rooted in personal expression, but I realize that art is still a business with the intent of sale. What could be better than creativity combined with income. to Basquiat. I am also a big fan of