1943, Detroit, Mich, US
digital / computer generated
When I began my artistic career, I worked with many of the traditonal art mediums such as acrylics, watercolors, pen and ink, and colored pencil (Prisma).
During the early 90s, I was introduced to the computer and subsequently to digital art. I have been producing digital art since 1993 and have seen attitudes to this field go from - laughter, scorn, and just plain rejection - to the recogonized and accepted medium that it is today.
I am entirely self taught in the field of digital art. I enjoy it because it presents a challenge to me. Although I depict different subject material, I enjoy science fiction themes and surrealism simply because of the artistic freedom that I get from these.
1980 - 1988 Multiple local art and craft shows
1987 - 1989 Tidewater Community College, AA
1989 - 1991 Virginia Wesleyan College, BA
Awards / Prizes / Commissions:
1984 Certificate of Outstanding Achievement awarded from City of Portsmouth, Va
1984 Second place Chesapeake Bay Art Association Spring Art Festival
1985 Third place Chesapeake Bay Art Association Spring Art Festival
1985 Honorable Mention Chesapeake Art Association Azaela Art Festival
1986 Honorable Mention Chesapeake Julilee Art Festival
1986 Best in Show Suffolk Art Festival
1991 Special Purchase Award Virginia Wesleyan College
1991 - 1997 Graphic art for greeting cards
Portsmouth Community College, Virginia Wesleyan College and numerous collections locally and regionally