zaterdag, oktober 7

I grew up in Northern California, the single child of back-to-the-land parents who met at U.C. Berkeley during the Vietnam War. My early years were spent under the giant redwoods in the company of goats, horses, dogs, cats, banana slugs, newts, and my pet rats.
I graduated from California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland with a BFA in Photography in 1997. Since then I’ve been living in Seattle, doing fine art and commercial illustration.
My artwork is inspired by horticulture, marine biology, Art Nouveau, childhood experiences, religious art, Japanese Prints, stained glass, nostalgia, kitsch, mythology, old kid’s books, fantastical creatures, and in general by the amazing & bizarre wonders of nature.
Some of my favorite artists are Ernst Haeckel, Arthur Rackham, Edward Gorey, Wayne Anderson, Judith Schaecter, Alphonse Mucha, Tamara Lempika, Edmund Dulac, Gustave Dore, Eleanor Vere Boyle, Sebastiao Salgado, Chris Van Allsburg, Sue Coe, Pierre et Gilles, JJ Grandville, and Antoni Gaudi.
I like the interaction of light & darkness, good and bad, innocence and complication, humour & gravity. I like the words profusion, primordial, illuminate, sublime, voluptuous, lush, ethereal, & somniferous. Oh yeah, and I really like glitter.