'The eyes are the doors of the Spirit' Georges Rouault
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I still have some of my first drawings as a kid, most if not all these drawing were tanks, World War I or II fighter planes and fighter jets. Almost every summer during my youth, my dear mother would takes us to my Grandfather’s cabin nestled in the Sierra foot hills just above Columbia, California. There were mines to be discovered, trout to catch, raccoons to wait for in the middle of the night and bullfrogs to chase in the irrigation ditch that ran right past the cabin. Then backpacking, rock hunting and desert camping in western Nevada. When I was not on an adventure I spent hours drawing cartoons and figures. During this time pen and ink become the medium of choice. What a gift for a young lad these great adventures and hours to draw were. My parents recognized that I loved to draw and that I was good at it. Then came the art lessons. I later began to use an air brush sometime in junior high. Looking back I am sure many a mother and father seeing these air brushed girls at the junior high art show did not appreciate my young talent!
During High school I got an attitude, I became jaded and lazy about the gifts I had been given. Yet those gifts got me into Carnegie Mellon University where I studied Industrial Design. I chose Industrial Design over illustration or painting because I liked working in a 3D medium just as much as 2D. Over the next four years my ability to draw and to be creative allowed me to do just enough to get “A”s in my core courses though I took calculus four times and almost failed Art History!
Over the last 26 years there have been startup companies, 2 years of seminary, church planting from Redding, California to Las Vegas, Nevada, more sign companies, art director, game designer, project manager and self-taught programmer. Although I have done a lot of comericial art (games, signs etc.) the painting “Have You Forgotten Providence?” is my first real artistic work in over 30 years.
NOTE: Much of the art listed is over 40 years old (beginning in grade school), pen and ink, silkscreen and air brush. However the newer works medium are a trade secret :).