I am a link between the past and future.
Firmly rooted in the Pacific Northwest where rain is plentiful and green is taken for granted.
I was that kid that didn't want to quit painting in Kindergarten.
My formal education began in high school with instruction from a working artist and continued through Portland State University; with the culmination of a trip to Cuba to experience their art and culture.
After college, I did a four-year apprenticeship, attaining journeyman status as a photoengraver in a union shop- where I assembled raw materials from photos and traditional type setting into final advertisements for newspapers and magazines as well as press-ready printing plates for higher-end printing companies. This journey began just as technology was transitioning to digital. I feel very fortunate to have experienced both.
I enjoy using upcycled, industrial, and organic materials in my art-making. My love for texture and pattern comes from observing my grandmother sewing handmade quilts, communing in nature, and fascination with mechanized process.
"He goes down to the depths of what others discard and finds the beauty"-artist friend
Jeffrey J. Hall