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I had an ah-ha moment early in my life. My dad bought a book for me that opened my mind to great art being created. I think it was titled Ten American Artists That Are Making a Difference. Something like that. The point was, here was my dad, an artist himself, giving me a book on artists other than his own artist friends, and
very good artists at that. He inscribed inside the book: "study these artists who are making a difference in the art world, and not the local-yokals." (living in Houston) In that book was Robert Raushenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Roy Leichtenstein, James Rosenqueist, Joseph Cornell,
and a few more. I studied those guys. (I eventually met three of them) I was hooked. I wanted to create great work like them. Each one of them was pushing their own limits to reach a new place in art. That is what I am interested in as well. I…

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  • Male
  • Born on January 20
  • Joined March 31, 2009

Favorite materials

I like working with mixed media, I create most of my work with many layers, including acrylic, oil, spray paint, oil sticks, markers, and pencil

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About

I had an ah-ha moment early in my life. My dad bought a book for me that opened my mind to great art being created. I think it was titled Ten American Artists That Are Making a Difference. Something like that. The point was, here was my dad, an artist himself, giving me a book on artists other than his own artist friends, and
very good artists at that. He inscribed inside the book: "study these artists who are making a difference in the art world, and not the local-yokals." (living in Houston) In that book was Robert Raushenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Roy Leichtenstein, James Rosenqueist, Joseph Cornell,
and a few more. I studied those guys. (I eventually met three of them) I was hooked. I wanted to create great work like them. Each one of them was pushing their own limits to reach a new place in art. That is what I am interested in as well. I am interested in being an artist of my own time, and making a difference. To matter.

I realized after graduating with my art degree from Texas State University, that I wanted more training. So I went to New York City to study at Parson's School of Design. Later I continued study at Art Center in Los Angeles. I balanced my painting with my graphic design work, one feeding into the other. My hand-lettering in my commercial design was working it's way into my paintings and my painterly style was working it's way into my graphics. This edgy style that I had created, led to a lot of my work shown with high profile galleries including in New York City, Los
Angeles, Dallas, New Zealand, and Tokyo. Twice I have been invited to show my artwork at the prestigious Rockefeller Center.

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