Hey, thanks for stopping by!
The days are growing longer, temperatures are warming, & play dates on the North Coast are filling the calendar.
It is a season that always seems to pass too quickly. I've been busy trying to make the most of it; hiking & biking in various parks throughout our magnificent Metroparks every chance I get, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, cocktailing on patios, & hitting the road to visit friends & family around the country! Check out the pictures on my Instagram :)
My artistic perspective has been influenced by my affection for my childhood home Cleveland, by my passion for commercial art, & by my insatiable curiosity which leads me to explore “out-of-the-box” ways to share that art.
Cleveland - once a booming rust belt city - often depicts itself as the victim of a depressed economy, a broken school system, & a population fleeing for other big cities. You will not find that mindset in my work. Rather, my perspective is shaped by the architecture of skyscrapers, cultural institutions, & bridges which created the city’s rich history. Partnered with my belief in the resiliency of Cleveland; the juxtaposition of pop culture, electric atmosphere, & the pounding pulse of the city serve as both my inspiration & as a mentor.
I work primarily in graphic art but also dabble in acrylic paints, pastels, & colored pencils for fun. Pictorial communication is one of the oldest and richest of human inventions, like writing or music. It started on rocks & the surfaces of clay pots & in the woven threads of textiles... then moved to walls, wood panels, & canvas. In the digital age, it includes Photoshop & computer graphics.
My product range includes stretched canvas, matted prints, Polypropylene posters, graphic t-shirts, Tyvek wallets, bumper stickers, backlit film on light boxes, mugs, & key chains all featuring my original art. My goal is to present both traditional & non-traditional means to enjoy my work. Whether it's the cashier at the grocery commenting on how cool your wallet is, the guy in the coffee shop asking where you got your Cleveland tee, or that piece of pop art hanging on the wall that becomes the topic of conversation at the party - I try to capture & create civic pride with each new piece. Not only among strangers in far-away places, but among fellow Clevelanders as well.
This is my brand.