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Life is hectic, and it's easy to succumb to the grind of our daily routine. I push back by giving attention to the beautiful and sometimes strange aspects of our existence and collective imagination. I enjoy the struggle, and brief satisfaction as I finish each new piece of artwork.

I bring surreal, fantastic and sometimes even mundane scenes to life using traditional art materials.

My projects start with a detailed pencil drawing, and then I execute the final artwork using the highest quality oil paint. I use paint brushes of all sizes, as well as palette knives, to achieve the final illusion.

 

Awards & Honors-

 

- published in SPECTRUM 6  The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art

- published in SPECTRUM 7  The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art

- published in SPECTRUM 8  The Best In Contemporary Fantastic

- People's Choice Award for a painting at an Southern Oregon University art show

- Charlie Award for Best Illustration

- Benjamin Franklin Award, for a young adult fiction book cover

- 2008 BEL ART Excellence Award, for a "top level contribution to arts and to the web community"

 

Appearances-

 

- Artist Alley at Comic-Con International in San Diego

- Guest Artist at the 12th Annual Tri-Valley Art Conference at Madras High School

- Fall Art Hop in Bend, OR

- Visiting Artist at Madras High School

- Judge for Scholastic Art Awards

 

Education-

 

-  Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education & Counseling - (Special Education)

-  Eastern Oregon University - Masters Degree (MTE, Art Education)

-  Southern Oregon University - Bachelors of Science Degree, Art Major

-  Semyon Bilmes School of Art - two year art program

 

Partial Client List-

 

Disney                                                                  InQuest Magazine

Houghton Mifflin                                               Harcourt Publishing

Real Music                                                          N' Lightning Software

Scholastic                                                            Storyworks magazine

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill                                    Labrys Publishing

Sabertooth Games / Games Workshop              Jaguar Books             

Strang Communications                                     Cactus Game Design Inc.

Pace Entertainment                                              Lay It Out Inc./the Source

Bear & Company                                                 Scope magazine

Pocket Books / Simon & Schuster                      Silver Editions

Llewellyn Worldwide                                           Penguin / ROC

MBI / Easton Press                                               Wizards of the Coast / Dragon Magazine

Ardent Publishing                                                 Rivertree Productions

Parachute Press / HarperCollins                          Willow Corporation / Swansea Music

 

Projects -

 

Original Art Sales        Book Covers        Music Covers        Interior Book Illustration         Editorial

Calendars           Postcards          Posters/Prints        Game Card Art        Magazine Cover Art

Frontispiece Illustration        Text Book Illustration        Game Art        

 

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