“Blending texture and pattern with surrealism and social awareness, my art unites traditional methods and AI. As a gay artist, I channel my experiences to create immersive, thought-provoking pieces that delve into dreams, confront injustice, and resonate universally with profound emotional impact.”
“As a multidisciplinary artist, I derive inspiration from my empathy for humanity and an insatiable desire to explore the world's beauty and cultural complexity. I was born in 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Penn State, where I took classes ranging from abnormal psychology to existentialism to broaden my creative mind. My extensive travels have enriched my perspective and significantly influenced my work.
I designed and built Tanglewild Gardens with my Husband, Jeff, a renowned botanical garden that doubles as our home and sanctuary in Austin, Texas. My career has spanned various fields, including fine art, design, publishing, fashion, and technology, where I have had the privilege of leading global creative teams. My artwork has received international recognition and has been featured in prestigious publications and regional and global exhibitions. I have the good fortune of having collectors of my work worldwide.
My art is a profoundly personal and evocative blend of traditional and digital methods, incorporating AI as a collaborative tool. It delves into themes such as cultural diversity, injustice, and surrealism. As a gay man who has faced discrimination and lost many friends to AIDS, my work is imbued with profound empathy and a universally powerful impact. This combination of human emotion and innovative technique makes my art uniquely resonant.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share my work with a global audience and to be part of such a diverse and impressive group of artists. If you find my work inspiring, I would be honored if you followed me and stayed updated on my latest projects via Instagram, Facebook, or SaatchiArt. Thank you so much for taking the time to explore my creations and learn more about me.”
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist