My first love that helped introduce me to my creative side: watercolor. There is something so magical about the ways the color can flow and run when it is wet. Combined with all of the amazing surprises that emerge when it is dry make for a truly exciting and organic medium. But like a first love, it didn’t last.
I’m a strong believer that art should be progressive in nature. And that by taking it another couple of steps, it creates something new and exciting. Something that opens up new ways of thinking and perhaps works to bolster more positive ideals in people. In the ever-growing digital world, graphic design was my avenue for this.
Studying and practicing traditional art in a digital world, was a clash that fought me for many years. My full time job was digital. My hobby was traditional.
Finally the two combined when I discovered digital watercolors and I haven’t looked back.
Using a Wacom tablet, I create my drawings in Illustrator and paint them in Photoshop. My themes are ever changing. I like to do small series of pieces, then learn about something new and try and capture that. My day job has allowed me to create artwork for nearly every type of industry and I take these styles and incorporate them when the theme allows me to do so.