My introduction to Art was through painting, building and designing sets in my father’s theater company. I worked with professional set designers; graphic artists; and scenic artists.
After receiving my Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University, I moved to Houston, Texas and worked at Sterling Outdoor Advertising as a pictorial painter on billboards. In addition to painting the pictorial images, I learned lettering techniques from master sign painters. To me, signage is like theatrical presentations – the scale is also similar.
Being a production artist in the theater and sign industry, I learned many trade techniques and methodologies that are applied in my current flower series. By painting on re-cycled billboards, I can paint large and get a bonus in that the paintings are waterproof and can be displayed indoors or outdoors.