Whether it be a humorous cartoon portrait, a comic strip, an invitation, a greeting card, an illustrated poem, or something else; with thorough information gathering, I can provide you with a gift that is truly personal, unique, and memorable.
Aside from that, I can also provide more traditional content such as; wall art, murals, art for a nursery or child's bedroom, an illustration of a pet, sports-related content, basically, anything you want!
I have spent the majority of my life in the beautiful state of West Virginia. I am a proud husband to a wonderful, hardworking wife, and father to an awesome little boy. Some of my hobbies and interests include writing (fiction, poetry/lyrics), drawing, painting, grilling/cooking, kayaking, golfing, hiking, watching basketball and baseball, listening to music, and watching movies. I enjoy relaxing on a quiet beach, traveling, and the outdoors in general. I suffer from a serious case of 80's/90's nostalgia, like most from my generation. I like to stay up late, but I also love the early morning, so that makes for a lot of caffeine intake.
Throughout my grade school years I was always sketching characters and making my own little comics and stories. When my wife became pregnant it sparked some dormant creativity inside me. I made several paintings for our son's nursery and just kept on going. I found any excuse to create, whether it was home projects, holiday gifts for family, or sketches for co-workers.
In early 2017 I was offered a long-term illustration gig from a New England area tech company, Alert Innovation, for which I have drawn nearly 200 employee cartoon portraits thus far, as well as several other illustrated commissions. I have recently been accepted into the Tamarack (Best of West Virginia) art system as a digital illustrator, where I have entered a handful of exhibits. I always have several projects going on, 1 completed independent children's book, as well as three others I am in the process of writing and illustrating. As of mid-2021 I have become highly addicted to abstract painting. It gives me a sense of freedom I've not experienced in the creative world. It feels good to say that I am staying busy and finally doing what I was always meant to do. As they say, it's better late than never.