Throughout my life I've been blessed with interests and abilities on both sides of my brain. 

Right side abilities were fostered in grade school and high school, leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in art (painting & drawing) in the late 1970s and early 80s.

Self-Portrait Paintings (1970s)

As many like me have learned, a degree in art doesn't guarantee overnight success. So when the opportunity came along in the mid-80s to take post-graduate classes in electronic media and desktop publishing, new fields ignited by the advent of personal computers, I switched gears over to the left side of my brain. The skills gained through these studies enabled me to "pay the bills" through teaching stints and jobs in the corporate world over the next thirty years.

Digital Self-Portrait (1985)
Programmed computer art (1986)

Most days now in retirement find me happily splitting creative pursuits between both analog and digital art, the latter of which encompasses both single-image photography and multi-image "mashup" works showcased on this site.

An interest in photography was planted early on through the one class I took in college, making images the old-fashioned way developing black & white film. In the 2000s I dabbled with a few point-and-shoot digital cameras and an entry-level DSLR, mainly for family and vacation photos. In recent years, smartphones had been the main weapons of choice, used to snap source images for early mashup works. The purchase of a Nikon mirrorless camera in 2022 rekindled a passion for serious photography and added the ability to go larger with output sizes.

The Colosseum in Rome, taken during a college trip to Europe (late 1970s)

Beyond creating art, other hobbies including golf, swimming, chess, and building a new comic book collection after my brother and I sold our treasure-trove of 1960s silver-age books. I've been greatly blessed by my wonderful wife and two equally wonderful children, now adults out making their own creative mark on the world.

A more recent photo of me behind a Duane Hanson sculpture at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Thanks for visiting. If you have any questions for me or general feedback about my work or the site, I would love to hear from you.