I started at age 5 when my mom gave me a pair of scissors and some scotch tape to keep me busy while she wrapped Christmas presents. I made airplanes, boats, animals, dinosaurs etc. out of old cereal boxes and whatever I could find. I never considered that Art but in its way it was.
I began copying faces while in College ( Physics major ) and did sculpture and watercolors after seeing some of Da Vincis drawings in an art anatomy book. Actually, I got pretty good with a ballpoint pen doing Da Vinci style drawings in the margins of my class notes. No cadavers, just more vehicles, spaceships and faces.
I eventually got a job programming computers but I always loved making pictures. I cant seem to settle on a medium, but I've worked lots in Pastels, Pencil, Watercolor, Pen and Ink etc.
These days its still faces that fascinate me. I'm working to combine expression with resemblance. So my recent stuff is a bit melodramatic. I've always been fascinated with Anime ( even before there were Anime sections in bookstores ) I love the distortion ( huge eyes, no nose, billowing hair. I want to explore the logic ( why it works ) behind the distortion. These days when I see a cute face or drawing of one, the question always pops up. "WHY is it beautiful? What exactly makes it so?" Is it Symmetry, alignment, exaggeration, or something deep in our genes, since a lot of our brains are dedicated to recognizing faces. First Mommy, then everybody else.
I'm having fun looking for the answer.
Current Residence: Connecticut USA
Favourite genre of music: Art Rock
Favourite style of art: Magic Realism
Operating System: Windows ( and Mac )
MP3 player of choice: Coby ( low tech )
Shell of choice: Sea
Wallpaper of choice: Plaid
Skin of choice: Flesh
Favourite cartoon character: Jessica Rabbit of course
Favourite Visual Artist
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Vonnegut, George Carlin
Aces of the Deep,Virtual Sailor
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade