My work is influenced by the art sources I've been visually drawn to in my life. This includes my favorite comic book artists who inspired me to draw ideas as a boy and art classes in my academic training. The work I create as a painter, illustrator and designer becomes an exploration of my skills and my ability to visualize an idea.
I like to use colors that are bright and dramatic. I also add surreal and impressionistic elements into my work. For me the piece I am working on should have a visual flow to it to give the viewer a feeling of motion to it. The theme of the piece influences my mood as I create it and I think that comes through in the color choices I make. In the end, if the viewer enjoys visually going into the art for a moment the way I do when I'm working on it then I call that work a ‘success’.
I am a life-long resident of Oklahoma and I have been an artist in one form or another since my youth. My professional training was split between fine art and graphic design. I moved into a career as a graphic designer while continuing to create art in my spare time. I have several mediums I work in from digital to paint and choose which medium based on the theme of the piece I am working on. I am a proud Chickasaw artist and have shown or donated work to several tribal events. I hope to continue to contribute my talents to Native American arts and other art styles in Oklahoma.