As a multidisciplinary artist, I derive inspiration from my empathy for humanity and an insatiable desire to explore the world's beauty and cultural complexity. I was born in 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Penn State, where I took classes ranging from abnormal psychology to existentialism to broaden my creative mind. My extensive travels have enriched my perspective and significantly influenced my work.
With my husband, Jeff, I have designed and built Tanglewild Gardens, a renowned botanical garden that doubles as our home and sanctuary in Austin, Texas. My career has spanned various fields, including fine art, design, publishing, fashion, and technology, where I have had the privilege of leading global creative teams. My artwork, which has received international recognition, has been featured in prestigious publications and exhibitions and is collected by individuals worldwide.
My art is a deeply personal and evocative blend of traditional and digital methods, incorporating AI as a collaborative tool. It delves into themes such as cultural diversity, injustice, and surrealism. As a gay man who has faced discrimination and lost many friends to AIDS, my work is imbued with profound empathy and a universally powerful impact. This combination of human emotion and innovative technique makes my art uniquely resonant.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share my work with a global audience and to be part of such a diverse and impressive group of artists. If you find my work inspiring, I would be honored if you followed me and stayed updated on my latest projects via Instagram, Facebook or SaatchiArt. Thank you so much for taking the time to explore my creations and learn more about me.
SHOWS, AWARDS & COMMISSIONS
- Artist of the Year 2022 (Virtual Exhibition) - 2nd prize
Gallerium Art Exhibitions & The Book of Arts Publication
- Still Life - 2023 (Exhibition and Publication) - Selected for being showcased in Still Life international online group exhibition. Artwork: Pomegranate and Feathers
- Femina [Woman] - 2022 (Exhibition and Publication) - Selected for being showcased in Femina international online group exhibition for International Women's Day, March 08, 2022, and published in The Book of Arts: Femina in Spring 2022.
Artwork: Joan the Maiden
Slackers Brewing Co., Solo Show, Austin, Texas
Dark Contact - Cover Art Commission for a two book Sci-Fi novel by Mark Wojcik, January 2022
Biafarin (Biafarin International Online Exhibition)
- Nov-2021 To 15-Dec-2021 - Invited - Biafarin International smart online group exhibition in 2021 - selected for the showcase, which was published, and circulated online in The Book of Arts: Biafarin Awards 2021 publication.
Artwork: Carlotta | Forever Elegant - Digital Arts Category
Light, Space and Time Online Galler
- July 2021 - 8th Place - “555 Special” Art Exhibition June Summer 2021 Dream Destination
- June 2021 - One of 12 finalists of the recent 18th “Solo Art Series” Art Competition, awarded an Artist Showcase Feature of 5 works:
- April 2021 - Special Merit – 11th Botanicals Art Exhibition, Overall Category, Red Rocks & Chrysanthemums
- April 2021 - 11th Figurative Art Exhibition, Special Merit, Overall Category, Lariat | Take a Chance
- April 2021 - 4th Place - 11th Figurative Art Exhibition, Photography & Digital Category, Yumi | Stop The Hate
- April 2021 - Special Merit – 11th Figurative Art Exhibition, Overall Category. Belinda | Blonde Ambition
- March 2021 - Special Recognition – 12th Abstracts Art Exhibition, Overall Category, Purple Rain
- June 2019 - Special Mention - “555 Special” Art Exhibition – Photography & Digital - Daisy | Floral Filigree
- April 2019 - 5th Place – Figurative Art Exhibition 2019 – Overall Category – Dedrik | I’m So Sorry
- April 2019 - 3rd Place – Figurative Art Exhibition 2019 – Photography & Digital Category – Dedrik | I’m So Sorry
- March 2019 - Special Recognition - Abstracts Art Exhibition 2019 – Photography & Digital Category - Abstract Leonurus - 3
Round Rock Arts, Round Rock, Texas
Art Erotica, Austin, Texas
- May 2023 - Art Erotica 2023, sponsored by Vivent Health - 20 works shown
- May 2022 - Art Erotica 2022,
- May 2019 - Art Erotica 2017 Art Show & Silent Auction
- May 2018 - Art Erotica 2017 Art Show & Silent Auction
- May 2017 - Art Erotica 2017 Art Show & Silent Auction
- April 2016 - Art Erotica 2017 Art Show & Silent Auction
- Juror’s Pick - Catch This - A Digital Selfie Experiment (Sold - Not Available)