I’m your average run of the mill painter, teacher, web developer and generally artsy guy living in Minnesota. (I’m the one on the right.)
One of my earliest memories is sitting on the kitchen floor with beagle Casey, and drawing for hours on end. My mother tells me that I used to do this almost every day, right after watching Mr. Rogers on PBS.
We had this huge coffee can full of crayons. I used to dig through obsessively looking for just the right color to draw my fresh sheet of typing paper. I remember very distinctly having the goal of trying to make drawings that used every crayon in that coffee can. I always loved color!
A few years later, and I’m still obsessing over color. I have moved up from those crayons and typing paper, and on to oil & acrylic paints, watercolors & gouache, and pastels & pencils. I still love digging through my supplies searching for just the right color.
I am a graduate of The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota — class of 2003. After completing The Atelier’s four-year program, I was invited to come back and teach — It’s something that I loved doing for eight years.