– About –
Described as Post-Modern, I think it is the attitude I use when approaching my projects. I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of North Texas in Denton just north of Dallas/Ft. Worth.
I try to avoid subjects about religion, I think spirituality is a personal journey and our beliefs should be respected.
I think we all treat one another poorly without love. Each of us has a gift and our contributions should be acknowledged.
I do not avoid politics or economics because I consider these current constructs to be tools to manipulate and control others. They are a distraction from the aspects of life I consider important and I am simply not a fan.
I am certain there must be a better path which is respectful of others.
I was adopted as an infant into a family with a humble background. My aunt once said our family was the "poor white trash of Ireland" emigrating to the United States in the first half of the 1800s.
I was born and grew up in and around Dallas, Texas where the family had lived for several generations. My mother was an educator and my father worked in computer programming.
My formative years were influenced by the late 60s counter culture and the 70s Punk/New Wave era.
When I was 8 years old, I spent much of that year contemplating dogma and wondering about the purpose of my existence. I concluded that my natural talents in the visual arts were where I should focus in order to make art that hopefully brings joy and love to others.
I have always tried to be mindful and respectful of others but I am human. I am always prompt to try to apologize and make amends when I discover I have behaved or spoken with disrespect. I recognize that everyone has an opinion and support everyones right to speak their mind. On the same topic I always fight for everyone's individual rights and against anyone trying to impose their beliefs on others.