Creating art is challenging, often frustrating, and sometimes maddening. But occasionally magical. I keep doing it for those magical moments.
I find peace in nature, so most of my drawings depict places that I have visited. Creating art from my photos and memories of those places is a way to reconnect with that peace. Because I am analytical and methodical by nature, creating art helps me use other parts of my brain. My best drawings start with a deliberate, well-planned composition that allows room for spontaneity during execution. I favor strong lines and contrast to capture scenes. Usually mountains, canyons, or beaches, but sometimes cities.
Decades ago I took several art courses at the Glassell School of Art in Houston, TX. I took a long break from creating art but recently started up again after discovering that having a creative outlet is a necessity and not a luxury. I grew up in the Midwest, but after graduating from college with an engineering degree, I moved to Houston, TX for what was suppose to be a short assignment. I then met my wife, changed careers, and grew to love Houston, where I have lived for the past 27 years. My other passions are hiking, playing Scrabble, and being the best Dad I can be. Becoming an artist is a journey for me. I don't know where that journey will take me and that is exciting.