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I am fortunate to have had a 20-year career making both commercial and fine art. By day, I am a graphic designer and illustrator, serving clients in the music and entertainment industries. The business I founded, XIII Design, LLC, is now in its 14th year. I work both digitally and traditionally.

When not working … Read More
I am fortunate to have had a 20-year career making both commercial and fine art. By day, I am a graphic designer and illustrator, serving clients in the music and entertainment industries. The business I founded, XIII Design, LLC, is now in its 14th year. I work both digitally and traditionally.

When not working for clients, I create drawings and paintings that reflect my truest artistic loves, combining elements of the surreal, the macabre, and the absurd. I usually work in pen & ink, gouache and oils. My influences include Hieronymous Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, Monty Python and Marcel Duchamp. The underlying aim of my art is generally humor, but I also hope to convey wonder via a sort of friendly mysteriousness.

I have also created two merchandise lines featuring my work, a dinosaur-themed line called Skelezoic, launched in 2012 and a line of weird and kooky shirts called XIII•PDX (formerly XIII•SF), launched in 2007.

I am a new resident of Portland and am deeply grateful to live in such an artistically diverse and vibrant city. I have been particularly inspired by the street and sticker art in Portland. I would love to create a mural, particularly something in the style of the stickers I have been making lately. I feel that street and public art are more important than ever in our society, as they address an audience that might not otherwise see art, an audience that probably needs it the most!

I live with the love of my life, Allison, and my nice old cat, Malcolm. Aside from art, my interests include ancient
history, travel, cooking and The Sisters of Mercy. Read Less
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