I have been drawing and painting my whole life. I choose to put up some of my very early works from high school because I am most proud of the work that got me started. Mr. Martin Brock my high school art teacher was the first person that told me I had a talent for art and photography and that I should seriously consider doing something in that field. He believed in me and gave me the courage to believe in myself and to push towards a bigger and better life. At that time all I was interested in was becoming an art teacher like him so that I could also help kids like myself grow into something more than anyone expected of them. I would have never guessed that my artwork and photography would have led me into the film business but it did. I am forever grateful to Mr. Brock for his teaching style and his friendship.
So you get to enjoy some of my work from 1983 (Jeep CJ from Baja 1000) , 1984 (Angus Young AC/DC)and 1985 ("Nadia" face painting) along with some of my latest work from just last year.
Some of what you see are still works in progress. And one of them the old Sony Betacam is nearly 20 years old. I just can't bring myself to finish it because it has an interesting look as it is just about 1/3rd of the way complete. Most likely I will start on that one again soon however.
My latest work is the motorcycle painting and it is not done yet but I am enjoying it. Here is the story behind that painting. I was working on Sons of Anarchy season 3 and during a series of motorcycle drive by's the cast would turn around down the road and head back to the start for another take. I pulled out my iphone knowing that there might be some really cool motion blur and boy oh boy was there. That is a shot of Mark Boone Jr. "Bobby" on his custom old school hard tail. Every time he road past me he tossed a really cool look right at me. The photo that came from that iphone was amazing. I knew that one day I was going to paint it. So you get to enjoy it a bit early as it is still not complete. Of course I will update the paintings as I complete them.