We’ve already met before,
Remember the kid in class who was always drawing. Many would say “draw me something“, or “one of these days you’re gonna be a rich and famous artist“. That was me, and though I have yet to see the riches or achieve the fame status, I’m still at it creating my art and encouraging others to find the passion in themselves.
My work has crossed many fields from comic books, website design, tattoos, graffiti and sign design, to illustration. I aim to capture and archive life as it’s lived. Meeting with many of the subjects I candidly draw I’ve discovered that through the pages that not only record my ventures, but also tell the stories of many others.
The aim to inspire and help others connect to their own creative niche. Maybe it be visual art, or possibly written word, singing, or even building cabinets. Everyone has a creative spark, and in doing so we not only give back to the world for all that we take in, but also develop ourselves in the process.
As an avid art fan I’ve always followed artist blogs, and their work. I stumbled upon Urban Sketchers attending the annual Urban Sketchers symposium in the Dominican Republic I was fortunate to meet many of the artists, illustrators, and architects, who I have admired and used as role models.
Not only the first major convention I’ve ever attended but also being my first time on a plane, to seeing the ocean, to traveling abroad, the experience was eye opening to say the least.
Main Street Studio Alamosa
In 2014 I was fortunate enough to work two full time jobs, and fund the investment of a private studio space. It was later that year that I looked into my relationship and said “well the brand new car takes us to and from work, the grocery store, etc, what is your over glorified man cave doing?” So I dove into my books figuring out ways that this studio space could pay for itself.
Opening the space as a coop studio space, and beginning to hold art shows along with classes for others artist’s and enthusiasts alike. I developed an understanding that I wasn’t so much passionate about my art, but cultivating the creative community.