Skateboarding and the content in skate and surf graphics have been it for me since I first started skating in 1985, at the age of 10. Now, over thirty years later, nothing has really changed. My work is about doing what I can to contribute to keeping great graphics and the inclusive spirit of skateboarding that I grew up with, and which resonates through my life, alive, as both an artist, and art teacher.
I have been practicing art since 1982, and teaching art since 2007, and I hold an MAFA in Visual Arts and Art History and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. I teach art at North Whidbey Middle School, in Oak Harbor WA.
I practice more manual, traditional mediums and processes: drawing, painting, laminating and shaping wood, seriography and 35mm photographs and gel medium transfers. I love all visual work, but appreciate most art that, as is the case with many of the oldest artistic traditions of the world, can be used.
The ocean and all of it's bounty, the aesthetic of 1980's skateboard and surf graphics, 1970's and 80's creature features and children's book illustrations of my youth have been sources of my inspiration, for as long as I can remember.
My Home Vera, and my son Ocean Zephyr, are my greatest support; I am so grateful for my family, and the love and inspiration they provide-
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