I was one of those kids who grew up drawing all the time. My interest is art followed me to Carleton College where I graduated in 1972 with a major in Studio Art, concentrating in printmaking. I’ve been doing illustration and graphic design since the Mid-Seventies, ending up in a corporate gig for 18 years starting in 1991.
I retired in 2009 and have been freelancing doing WordPress development and print design, very happy to get back into the creative side of the business. I never lost my drive to create art for art’s sake and over the last 10 years I’ve been working digitally to create the images you see on this site.
The process involves manipulating photographs in Adobe Photoshop, using layering and blending modes to push them into the abstract. It’s very experimental in nature, I don’t really know what I’m going to get when I start a project, and I love the surprise of accidental art. To me the process is very much like some of the experimental printmaking I did back in the day but with the added benefit of not exposing myself to a lot of nasty solvents.
Some of the work is representational and has an editorial feel to it, although there is usually little conceptual thought behind it, it remains very accidental and experimental. Some is purely abstract, like most of the work I did in college. My plan is to regularly post work from my inventory and continue to create new work as well. I hope you enjoy what you see.