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My Bio
Art is what I do, and what I love. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I believe we all start out as artists, and I have no doubt that at some point, each of us has picked up a pencil or marker to connect with our creative side. I just decided to stick with it and have stayed committed to developing my style which consists of a wide range of realism, abstract and a little bit of both. In short, I paint what I like and choose colors that move me. My subject matter is also wide ranging, consisting of concept, whimsical, wildlife, fantasy and science fiction. I work with acrylic, oils, digital and follow a simple rule: I make my traditional paintings look like digital photos and my digital work like traditional paintings. I believe art is more than just a piece of paper or canvas; it is an extension of the artist himself. For me, my goal is to produce art worthy of being displayed in people's homes, featured on magazine covers, a catalyst to inspire our youth, and to leave a legacy for my family. Time escapes us all, thus, I choose to spend my time being a loving husband, chasing my dreams and developing my craft.

Current Residence: South Dakota

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Clients:
TNT's Drama series Perception - Set Art
Clarkesworld Magazine - Cover Artist
Tobias Buckell / Science Fiction Author - 2d Artist
Clipwire Games - 2d Artist
Dream Powered Games - Concept Artist
GilliGames - 2d Artist
Mage Co. - Game Card Artist
Tommys World Entertainment - Art Director
Wulven Games - Game Card Artist
Pulp City - Character Artist

Publications:
January 2015 Vogue Magazine
ImagineFX
Mitigated Futures
I09.com
Clarkesworld Magazine

Favourite Visual Artist
Too many to list
Favourite Movies
The Incredibles, Black Hawk Down, Braveheart, Equillibrium, The first Matrix, The Warriors Way, The Burbs, Big Trouble in Little China, Zombie Land, Ghostbusters 1 and 2, Ironman
Favourite TV Shows
The Walking Dead, Monk,30 Rock, Futurama, The older SNL
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Too many to list
Favourite Books
Books that showcase artists and their techniques. I'll pick a movie or an awesome RPG over a book though :)
Favourite Games
Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age 1 & 2, TR Underworld, City of Heroes, BattleField 3,Batman Arkham Asylum
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Painter, Artrage, Paint Tool Sai, Open Canvas, Art Weaver with Tablet, Acrylic and Oils
Other Interests
Concept Art, and works that will stir emotion.

Billboard Contest

Billboard Contest

Fine Art America is sponsoring a contest and the winner will have their work featured on a billboard(s) in Los Angeles. I had to pick three so I went with a wide scope. Here are the three paintings I have submitted. If you'd be so kind to vote on them I'd appreciate it. :) You can vote multiple times and on all of them if you want. I don't actually win anything other than exposure as my name and artwork will be on the billboard(s) in LA, sometimes that's enough for opportunities to open up. Each image has to receive 250 votes to advance to the next round. You have my gratitude! You can vote here: 1. Ascension: https://fineartamerica.com/c

Please,before you ask...

Please,before you ask...

I get  inquiries and requests to do custom work from a lot of different sources. I just wanted to create this journal and pin it to my profile page so I don't have to respond to the same questions that I tend to get frequently. Free Work I get asked a lot, and I mean A LOT to do free work. While I'm no stranger to free work (Heck I donated close to 10 large paintings and prints to charities last year) and when I offer to paint without pay it's because it's a gift from me and it means something. Please don't ask me to do free work, if I see your project and want to donate my time to it I will approach you. I have never, ever EVER asked someo
Made the cover of exploring TOSCA magazine with my "Ode To Spring" painting.  I get a full page spread with me next to my artwork, a write up about me and a few other samples of my art.

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Happy birthday =)
Happy Birthday; keep up the great work!
ClaytoneCarpeProfessional Writer
Joyeux anniversaire ! Dandelion
Qube-CoreHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
I really hope you had a great day!
Everything good for your future!
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Silvia4Hobbyist General Artist
Happy b-day hope you have a great one^^
Happy early birthday!  Happy Birthday Cake (Animated) by Lacerem