I am a professional illustrator. I grew up in Indian Harbor Beach on one of the barrier islands along the Space Coast of Florida. I started my career over 25 yrs ago as a Graphic Designer before Photoshop had layers and it was only on its second version.
After 15 yrs of design I had the opportunity to expand my career making environments and assets for mobile games and other media as an independent 3D artist. Almost 8 yrs later I changed my focus again towards 2D illustration where as an independent artist I created artwork for board and mobile games.
During this time I had the opportunity to learn from another artist who worked on several Pixar films as a Lighting Technical Director. Through his mentoring and style I learned the love for Lighting. As an artist I love how Light effects the environment around us.
Through all my experiences the key to great art is the Lighting. No matter how simple or complex an art piece is or how good the artist is, if you have great Lighting people will instantly be drawn into your work. This is what I enjoy most in my creative process.
After hours of sketching, concepting and laying in the shapes and design of an art piece, it is when I get to the final stages of adding in the Lighting that I most enjoy. It is where all the fun happens. It is my desire that my art will bring you into a better reality. Drawing you into other worlds and places.