Hello - and thanks for stopping by!
I'm a commercial artist by trade, but most of what is going to appear in my gallery here will be my own personal artwork.
In part that's due to "non disclosure" agreements relating to most of my professional work. But mostly it's because I am happy to find a home for images created purely for pleasure - or as learning exercises.
For those who are curious about my professional history, the following link is a fair overview: www.imdb.com/name/nm0121123/
To me this gallery presents an opportunity for learning and trying different things. It is really a laboratory, not a portfolio - so you can expect to see some "interesting failures" in the mix
If you look through my "Favorites" folder, you may notice it's somewhat eclectic. I tend to respond to an image for any number of reasons - not limited to pure technical skill. I'm always receptive to an interesting idea or design for its own sake
I would like to say "thank you" to everyone who has a look at the gallery, and especially to those who leave comments, pick an image as a favorite, or add me to their "watch" list.
I will do my best to respond to any messages - to the best of my ability
Current Residence: Pasadena, CA
Favourite Artists: Syd Mead, Ralph McQuarrie, John Berkey, Ron Cobb, Chris Foss
Favourite genre of music: soundtracks (eclectic)
Favourite photographers: Edward Burtynsky, Sebastiao Salgado
Favourite style of art: paperback & sci fi book covers (60s, 70s)
Operating System: Windows XP
Favourite cartoon character: Totoro
Favourite Visual Artist
John Berkey, Syd Mead, Ron Cobb, Chris Foss, Andrew Wyeth
2001: a Space Odyssey
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Alastair Reynolds, Dan Simmons, Stephen Baxter, Arthur C. Clarke
Mass Effect & Metal Gear (all of them)
Favourite Gaming Platform
consoles (XBox, PS3)
Tools of the Trade
coffee, Sharpie, Photoshop, etc.
Science, Art, History, Illustration, Books, Movies, Games