I am an artist but currently do not create art as my job (just for fun). I spent a lot of years working in traditional media (pen & ink, colored pencils and some painting) and after a 5+ year away from art; I decided to return to art via learning digital painting/drawing. Which I completely love!
Most of pieces are just random ideas I have when doodling. As I rarely sit down to do anything specific, my works change from minute to minute or day to day as I create them. I will occasionally work in piece of a life drawing but those are few and far bewteen.
My main influence/favorite artist used to be H.R. Giger but, my work now usually doesn't show that connection other than the "weird/strange" factor. I would have to say that Dr. Seuss is also a big part of my inspiration.
I really just like to keep my creative process free and open to evolution.
Currently, I have a career as an implementation/project manager for data/records management company. I look at a lot of spreadsheets and host a lot of multi-city conference calls all over the country. I often wonder why I haven't taken the time, or invested in myself, to make a career from my art. Well, such is life and I that is my goal for 2012 as mid 2011 has really been the first time I have shown my work to the world via facebook and deviant art.
Favourite Visual Artist
HR Giger, Dali, Bisley, Clive Barker
State of Grace, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China
Favourite TV Shows
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Fugazi, The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, Quicksand, Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, Social Distortion,Dinosaur Jr.
Imajica, Weaveworld, Brutal, Voices from the Grave, Black Mass, Rat Bastards
Old school: Galaga, Tempest, Zaxon
Favourite Gaming Platform
Old school arcades
Tools of the Trade
Pen & Ink, Paint and now Digital
Golf (As much as I hate it, I love it), skateboarding, drums