Anchored in Reality, on the Cusp of Dreams
I believe that the vividness with which a creator holds their
vision should not be dulled when the viewer sees it. Everyone who
brings their project to me to illustrate, in whatever medium, has
been meticulous and labored hard over it. You've put blood, sweat
and tears into your project, and you deserve an illustrator who
will do the same.
I believe that viewers deserve the highest quality in terms of
craft. Painting, at its best, creates artifacts of worth. When hung
on a wall, a great painting can be a precious thing, full of life,
detail, and care.
Since beginning in 1994, I've produced hundreds of illustrations,
primarily within the fantasy gaming realm. I have worked almost
exclusively in Oils, with plenty of digital preliminary work in
the preparatory phase. When needed, however, I do produce digital
final illustrations. But when I can I use physical media, enjoying
the challenge, the artifact that is left where an artist has put
himself, where his hands actually went, where his ability could
take him without digital shortcuts.
I grew up in San Jose, CA, and have lived there, as well as in
Italy, England, Spain, North Carolina, and now New York City. I
enjoy jogging, having completed my first marathon in 2008, as well
as all manner of reading. I speak Spanish fairly well, and am (very)
slowly learning Japanese.
I've been blessed with an incredibly supportive wife, opportunity,
and some measure of success. The pursuit of greatness in art is
a solitary, slow, all-consuming task, with few encouragements available
on the average day. Because of this I am so very grateful to the
many people who have liked my work enough to support it, either
through commissioning me for their projects, or collecting prints
and original artwork.
Let's make something wonderful together.
- Most of my work is for commercial clients. If you'd like to commission me for your project, drop me an email!
- However, I work with plenty of small and self-publishers. Learn about how to commission illustration here, then drop me a line.
- I also produce paintings specifically for collectors to own--be a part of the creative process and own a unique work of art.