In the late 1990’s, I began dabbling with painting, using mostly paints and other items found at the local hardware store. After a more than ten year hiatus, I began painting in earnest in 2013 and in late 2014, took it up as a full-time vocation following my final retirement from government service. I have graduated from using hardware store cast-offs and now work primarily on wood panels and canvas with acrylic paints, inks, and mediums. I’m also exploring mixed media, and recently began experimenting with reactive metal paints, collage, and found objects. I am heavily influenced by a love of nature and the water, having been an avid surfer for more than 30 years, and the culturally diverse experiences of my many years traveling the world.
My wife, Francesca, and I are co-owners of The Makery, where I maintain my studio (aka “The Lab”) and help out by providing the plucky comic relief at every opportunity. Together, we live on a little over an acre of beautiful Texas dirt with a flock of chickens, a Yorkie named Bella, a garden, and assorted wildlife. Whenever possible, I enjoy listening to classic rock and blues music, preferably at top volume. My work can be seen on this website or at The Makery shop in The Old Village of Bulverde. I have also displayed at two local restaurants; the Bulverde/Spring Branch library; and have donated custom paintings to local Gary Senise Foundation home building projects for a disabled veterans.