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I grew up in a small town in Southeastern Idaho raising potatoes, barley and racing Quarter Horses. I have always wanted to be an artist. It was either that or race horses. I followed my heart and went with the art thing.
I graduated from an excellent Jr. College in Rexburg, Idaho, BYU-Idaho, and then graduated fr… Read More
I grew up in a small town in Southeastern Idaho raising potatoes, barley and racing Quarter Horses. I have always wanted to be an artist. It was either that or race horses. I followed my heart and went with the art thing.
I graduated from an excellent Jr. College in Rexburg, Idaho, BYU-Idaho, and then graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California in 1992, majoring in illustration. I left Southern California two days later. Too much of everything for this small town boy. My wife and I ended up in Orem, Utah, a city 45 minutes south of Salt Lake where we have raised our four children. I tried freelancing full-time for about two years. But due to health issues of my family, I had to get a "real" job as a designer. After eleven years there I was laid off.
In 2000 I started teaching drawing and painting part time at Salt Lake Community College. About that same time I started plein-aire painting and I have loved every minute of it. So for the time that i have spent since leaving Art Center in 1992 I have been working as an artist in one way or another, illustrator, graphic designer, art director, fine art painter. I still love horses and racing but I think I chose the right path, that of an artist.
i have a great family and a very supportive wife. I couldn't do any of this without their love and support. It's just too much work. Read Less
  • Online Adjunct Instructor
    Brigham Young University - Idaho — Rexburg, ID, USA
  • Graphic Arts Instructor
    Wasatch High School — Heber City, UT, USA
  • Adjunct Faculty Visual Art and Design
    Utah Valley University — Orem, UT, USA
  • Adjunct Instructor Visual Arts
    Utah Valley University — Orem, UT, USA
  • Adjunct Professor
    Salt Lake Community College — Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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Member since: Sep 7, 2012