I attended Eastern Illinois University 1980 with an Art Scholarship, graduated with a BA 1984, double majoring in Graphic Design and Studio Art. I have worked as a graphic artist for over 32 years.
In 1993, I started, and still own, a successful graphic design company, PS Graphics Inc. The fine art part of my education was put on the back burner as my wife Cathy and I raised our three children. For the last 16 years I have had the privilege of judging Lake County 4H art at the County Fair. Seeing what the kids were able to create and present at the show was very inspiring for me. With support and encouragement from my wife and children, and my life-long passion for art, I decided to jump back in.
Starting up again in 2014, after creating several graphite and ink renderings, I brought out my color pencils. Using the pencils felt natural, as if I had been working with them forever. I knew the look that I wanted to see in my drawings and I realized that, by using color pencils, I was able to achieve it.
In my drawings, I focus on achieving realism and try to put in as much detail as possible. I want the viewer to look and then get lost in the scene as if they were standing in it.
I have found that life truly is, in the details.
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