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"What I want and have as my aim is infernally difficult to achieve, and yet I don't think I am raising my sights too high. I want to make drawings that touch some people."

"What I want to express, in both figure and landscape, isn't anything sentimental or melancholy, but deep anguish. In short, I want to get to … Read More
"What I want and have as my aim is infernally difficult to achieve, and yet I don't think I am raising my sights too high. I want to make drawings that touch some people."

"What I want to express, in both figure and landscape, isn't anything sentimental or melancholy, but deep anguish. In short, I want to get to the point where people say of my work: that man feels deeply, that man feels keenly. In spite of my so-called coarseness - do you understand? - perhaps even because of it. It seems pretentious to speak this way now, but that is the reason why I want to put all my energies into it." ~ Vincent Van Gogh

I am a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute's illustration program and my passion for illustration is always growing. I am so in awe of the design and draftsmanship of Herb Tauss, the ideation of Sterling Hundley, the design and drawing of Gary Kelley, Casey Baugh's subtle charcoal portraits, Alexandre Day's black and white work, the energetic portraits of Nathan Ford, the quiet atmospheric paintings of Vilhelm Hammershøi and Charlie Hunter and Greg Ruth's rich black and white brushwork, as well as many others.

I am a Jesus lover and am married to Trisha, the most amazing woman and my best friend. My son Ethan fills my heart and teaches me so much about seeing the world with awe and creativity. Our youngest Emma is the one who keeps things fun and us on our toes.

I would love to hear from you if I can help with a project. Read Less
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