I’m an Edina, Minnesota based Visual Artist with a lifelong passion for Photography, Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media.
I’ve always been drawn to landscapes and architecture and find plenty of opportunity in these genres to explore concepts and stories that interest me the most as a visual artist.
Although my roots are in painting/drawing, in recent years I’ve been more focused (literally) on Photography.
My latest work involves Photo Collage, a technique in which separate photographic elements are combined to create a composition or story. These pieces are based on dreams I’ve had or concepts I’ve envisioned. You’ll find some of this work in my Mixed Media Prints collection.
That said, I certainly haven’t abandoned my love for painting and drawing. In fact I find myself sketching more than ever on my iPad, something I carry wherever I go.
My undergraduate degree was in Studio Art, with a concentration in Painting and Drawing from the University of Minnesota. After receiving my BFA I took a year off, then continued my art interests to complete my MFA in Motion Graphics (Film) from CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) in Los Angeles.
In my spare time I love to travel, hike, go to art exhibitions, listen to music, doodle, watch great movies and spend time with my wife, Megan.
My inspiration comes from music, books or dreams and work by other artists. A few of my favorites are Henri Rousseau, René Magritte, Mark Rothko and David Hockney.
My work begins with an initial idea that I’ll explore further with a camera, a sketch pad or drawing tablet. The final work takes shape as a finished two dimensional piece.
As an artist, my career highlights include the various exhibitions, published work and commissions that I’ve done throughout the years.