I always wanted to be an artist. I try hard every day to be a good one.
My training, mostly in Cincinnati through the School for Creative and Performing Arts and the Art Academy of Cincinnati, was rich in exploration of new materials and methods. I studied photography, etching, some forms of sculpture, and a huge range of exotic topics such as wet fresco, vacuum form, silver point drawing, encaustics. My BFA was focused on painting.
By 1980, computers were becoming available but they were limited and much less user-friendly than today. I became interested in them and the potential they offered for making art.
In 1989, I got the opportunity to study at Pratt Institute’s Computer Graphics department. It was a good experience living in NY and having access to so much new technology. I received my MFA in 1991.
I met my wife, a fellow student, in NY.
I returned to Cincinnati, where my family lived and in 1994 started a company, Interactive Technologies, Inc., creating training materials and other products to be viewed and interacted with on computers. About 60% of my work involved programming and technical issues but only 30% graphic design and illustration. The income was nice and so it went on for some time. Meanwhile, we bought a house and had two children.
Today, I am investing my time 100% to making art and posting it here. I truly hope you enjoy it.