A current resident of Tucker, a man who has dabbled in art of all kinds, music, photography, ceramics, sculpture, drawing and painting. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of my parental units who encouraged me to draw and eventually made at least one of my later Christmas gifts acrylic paints and small canvases. Early artistic influences ranged from Dali to Frank Frazetta and Richard Corben to Jan Van Eyck to Roger Dean and somewhat more infamous artists like Bernie Wrightson and Olivia De Berardinis. In a moment of odd clarity and complete encouragement from my sweet lady, the melding of painting and photography came into being after a piece was designed for a personal mid century modern after dark lounge that had as it’s inspiration the photograph of a young man riding a red scooter up a sidewalk in Social Circle. Inspiration offers itself everywhere, from the people and scenes photographed, the quiet of a main street in a forgotten town bathed in a single streetlight to a simple man and his dog wrapped in a pink blanket drowning in a sea of people on a city street, or a gentleman with his medals of honor and a pair of white bunny ears. As an artist I simply embrace it all.