I have working in pen and ink since I was a teenager. However, it wasn’t until one fateful day after an interview at The Dallas Business Journal for an illustration job that I didn’t get, I met a man who looked at my work on the elevator as I was heading home.
He said my work was pretty good. But, I should make sure that my dots are perfectly round and not rush the process. Otherwise, it looks sloppy and you can tell the difference.
That was 1994, so I have been heeding this accidental stranger’s advice for over 25+ years now and my pen and ink pointilism is the best that it has ever been.
One of the most amazing opportunities that have had has been creating 6 original pen and ink illustrations for my High School at Subiaco Academy.
The sale of the prints I have signed and numbered for each piece has raised over $20,000 for the school, which in turn has enabled students with financial hardship to be able to attend.
This is why I create art: to be able to, at the very minimum, inspire others to have an appreciation for it as a creative medium for expression, but also to inspire others to do the same.
Below are some examples of my work.