I began my art career painting super-graphics for a sign shop during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics as "Memphis" style and designs escaped concept boards to transform the neutral cityscape with pattern and color on a surrealistic scale. I was also influence by and worked on the concurrent large scale mural movement.
While attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, I supplemented income by working for a "creative service" doing illustration and graphic design for trade shows, presentations and in-house instructional videos. The opportunity to work on murals and scenic painting for music videos, television and feature films soon followed.
Collaboration with other artists lead to the next phase of my career creating murals, commissioned paintings and decorative art for fine residences and resorts internationally. I am currently working for Evergreene Architectural Arts, traveling and working onsite in the restoration of artwork in historic buildings.
Art has been my livelihood and lifestyle. Besides commissioned work, I have created and exhibited my own personal art.
My earliest personal work was influenced by classic representational art and the cultural diversity of the Los Angeles area. During my life and travels, this work evolved into the study of what I called "global sub-culture". I found it fascinating that any sub-culture...Punk, DeadHead, Club, Rasta, Academic or Street Art...even an enthusiasm for Classic Cars could be seen reflected globally, forming extended families through their common "language".
My next series of work was influenced by the pure act of moving miles of paint, constantly studying new styles for commissions. Whether abstract, figurative or landscape, I developed a style where the paint was as important as the subject. Process, materials and unconventional tools were used in the goal of making marks to emphasize my own expressionistic signature.
At this point, I am literally going back to the drawing board. I am beginning with gestural pen and pencil drawings that I will develop into graphite, charcoal and watercolor studies and renderings. My goal is to create mature body of work where the representational subject and style are equal to the beauty of it's abstract composition.
Partial Client List
Del Lago Resort & Casino - NY
Bellagio - Las Vegas, NV
ALoft - Philadelphia PA
Grand Café - Omni International Hotel
Bank – Wilshire Blvd. – L.A.
Treasure Island Hotel – Las Vegas
Caesar's Palace – Atlantic City
Aladdin Hotel – Las Vegas
Luxor Hotel – Las Vegas
MGM Grand Hotel – Las Vegas
Ballys Hotel – Las Vegas / Atlantic City
Hi-Lai Tower Hotel – Taipa
Sun City – Yokohama
Imperial Hotel – Osaka
ANA Hotel – Tokyo
Circus Circus – Las Vegas
Trump Taj Mahal / Atlantic City
Showakan Forest Inn - Tokyo
Nan En Restaurant, Keio Plaza- Tokyo
Marriot Hotel – London / Nagoya
Lucayan Resort - Bahamas
Las Ventanas Hotel - Cabo San Lucas
Atlantis Hotel - Bahamas
Radisson Hotel - Beverly Hills
Fairmont Hotel - San Francisco
Del Coronado - San Diego
Camino Royal Hotel - Costa Rica
Sheraton Grand Hotel - Maui, HI
Golden Bund Hotel - Shanghai
Caesar's Palace - Las Vegas, NV
Film, Television and Video
“Annie” – Walt Disney Television
“Low Down Dirty Shame” – Columbia
“The Water Engine” – TNT Movie
“The Monroes” – Columbia Television
“Money Talks” – New Line Cinema
“Marked for Death” - 20th Century Fox
“Rush Hour” - New Line Cinema
“The Fantastiks” - Independent
“A Rage in Harlem” - Miramax
“Remember the Time” - Michael Jackson
“Rudy” - Tri Star Pictures
"Treacherous Crossing" - TV Movie