Drawing has existed since prehistoric times, either as an independent expression or ancillary to other art forms. I started my quest to become a pencil artist at an early age. The story that is still told amongst my family members today is that if they were taking care of me, they would sit me at the table, give me a pencil and paper, and I would be content for hours.
After high school, I studied commercial art in La Crosse, WI. I then went on to study drafting and mechanical design in Green Bay, WI. Throughout this journey, there were a few sidetracks, but art was always prevalent. I have done illustration and logo work, renderings for developers and real-estate companies, numerous commission drawings and even threw in a few custom motorcycle paint jobs. My favorite throughout this pursuit was working as a monument layout artist.
In art, drawing is the foundation. Pencil drawings provide a direct and intimate link to an artist’s creative process. Drawing can be summarized into three categories: Realism, drawing as a visual record, Visualization, drawing the imagined, and Symbolic, which includes abstract drawing.