I grew up an only child, in the industrial part of Ohio, reading and drawing constantly.
I am primarily a self-taught artist. My formative influences were days spent exploring the scrap yard where my father worked and summers roaming the Dayton Art Institute. I was in turn obsessed with: mythology, magic, historical piracy, horror and mystery novels, fantasy, science fiction, comic books, heavy metal, hip-hop and punk rock. Not that much has changed.
I graduated from Antioch College with a degree in film. Afterward, I lived in a bunch of places (but often New Jersey), working in various capacities in fine art, film, and design. For over a decade, I have resided in Austin, Texas with my talented wife and brilliant son.
Photo by Elliot Spellman-Burks