I'm a freelance artist based in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada. The portfolio I left Art Center with took me through commercial illustration, book and record album design. What followed was a seven year period in which I did figurative sculpture in bronze. Toy design, plush design and the myriad of other gigs commercial artists are acquainted with filled a gap between sculpture and a much loved time in feature animation - where I worked largely as a Lighting/Visual Development Artist, sidelining in layout, assistant art direction and character development with Dreamworks and Warner Brother's for Iron Giant, El Dorado, Space Jam, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Quest for Camelot.
I've made my way in this world with my hand and my heart. It simply doesn't get any better than that. That "way" has included figurative sculpture in bronze editions with their requisite gallery alliances and a lovely eight year romp through feature animation with Disney, Warner Brothers and Dreamworks. Those efforts came with awards and accolades buried now in boxes behind boxes. But, what remains. on the table in front of me, are my pencils.....and the notion of taking them out for yet another spin.