My artwork imbues an old world resonance with a strong hand-rendered feel. This is because my artwork is hand rendered, including hand colored art pieces, and only in the last stages of refinement is my artwork sometimes imported into my computer. I feel to create an old world, hand rendered feel, is best attained by hand rendering my artwork. However, with that said, only when I feel hand rendering is deemed the best solution for an art project will I hand render the artwork. When my computer software offers the best solution to creating my artwork will I employ the aid of my computer. In the end, my final art always evokes a human element. This was always at the centre of old world art, the inclusion of the human element into everything created. The human element is often forgotten in today's modern art.
A CONDENSED History OF MY WORK
• Completed five years full-time art school studies: specialized in illustration, painting, and printmaking.
• Worked for 4-years in archaeology in British Columbia as an excavator, surveyor, field artist, and artifact Illustrator.
• Employed 6-years, full-time, as an illustrator/graphic artist/art director with a Vancouver based publisher.
• Have been working full-time as an artist, illustrator, and designer for over 30 years.
Art show History
I have had several art shows starting with student art shows while attending art school. My emphasis has always been on working in the industry than showing but over the last 12-months have I been working toward showing my artwork in galleries. Previously, when I have been involved in an art show it was because my work came to the notice the of the gallery owners and I was asked to be part of an art show. In May 2019 I submitted my artwork to the MAC gallery in Mission and was accepted to do a solo show.
• MAC Art Gallery in Mission, BC: Solo Show - February 11-29th, 2020 - 30 pieces
• Maple Ridge Gallery/Gift Shop in Maple Ridge, BC: Group Show - June 2004 - 8 pieces
• Dreamscapes Gallery/Gift Shop in Maple Ridge, BC: Group Show - November-December 2003 - 4 pieces
• Maris Art Gallery in White Rock: Group Show - June 1996 - 8 pieces
Brief list of past publishing clientele
I shared a working relationship with many clients over the years with many of these clients being my clients for 5 or more years. Here is the short list clients I worked for:
• Wizards of the Coast
• Avalon Hill Game Company (RuneQuest)
• Against the Odds Magazine
• Lion Rampant
• Iron Crown
• Atlas Games
• Steve Jackson Games
• White Wolf (Vampire, Werewolf and many other titles and projects)
• Llewellyn World Wide Publishing (book illustrations and tarot cards)
• Columbia Games (illustrated their book lines, created colour maps, and also designed and illustrated their boardgames)
• Task Force Games
• Penguin Books (UK)
• Chaosium Inc
...and many others book and game publishers.
I worked for TSR from 1989 right up until they were purchased by Wizards of the Coast. I created many pen & ink illustrations and full colour artwork and design and rendered a number of posters for TSR. I had a good working relationship with all their art directors.
I have worked on many published projects over the years for a wide range of clientele, which includes the creation of full color art, cartography, woodcut/linocut art, cover art along with book, and game, illustration, as well as design work for a multitude of magazine, book and brochure publications.