Devoted to possibility
New York Academy of Art, MFA in Drawing, 2000
Art Center College of Design, BFA in Illustration, 1990
I am currently a Professor of Art at West Liberty University in West Virginia, I teach drawing, illustration and art history and serve as the Chair of the Department of Journalism, Communication Studies and Visual Art. I live in Wheeling, West Virginia with my wife Tracey and our two sons. My core mission is a devotion to possibilities.
My art is similar to the daily conversations conducted with the people around me. Sometimes deep, some shallow, often to instruct, share joy and even irritate. Early in my career I was looking for the proper visual vehicle that would allow me to express myself on any topic, in any medium, and would be visually consistent but not restrictive. I have now been working with these pop symbolist figures for over twenty five years and I believe this is me at my most authentic. These trickster transformers, modern punchinello is my exploration of our human vulnerabilities. I work to engage the audience with accessible images open to interpretation and it's at the end of my creative process where my passions stimulates the audience’s intelligence and creativity.