My first sale was a comic I wrote and illustrated, but I’ve done caricatures, illustrated game cards and horror novels, painted icons in egg tempera, and portraits in oils. I’ve also been a scientific illustrator at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for almost twenty years. I’m a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and my drawings of fossil and living mammals have appeared in many scientific journals and books.
I’m inspired by art from the Renaissance, 19th Century French Salon painters and Pre-Raphaelites, the Outsider and Kitsch art movements, and the many wonderful illustrators from the world of fantasy and science fiction.
My Gothic poetry has been published in numerous small press magazines and widely reviewed online.
Here in my studio at ArtSpace, my goal is to tie together all the different strands of my artistic self. I’m currently working on a series of portraits of people in costumes of their own design and teaching adult beginners how to paint.