I've always had a passion for creating art and in 1989 I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the University of North Texas. Since then I've been an occasional freelance illustrator and have incorporated my drawing skills into my other work whenever possible.
This 2005 installation was part of the Norfolk Botanical Garden's 'Treasure Island' exhibit.
The task assigned to designers for this competition was to interpret an theme or element of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island in a landscape installation. Inspired by the character of Benn Gunn, a castaway stranded for years on the island, I created a small hideaway where Gunn could keep watch over the island and leave mysterious clues for anyone who found his hidden lair.
In the early 90's I worked for a year as the store artist for the Ann Arbor Tower Records store. Using airbrush and foamcore, I converted CD and VHS cover art into large 3D displays.