I was introduced to art at an early age coming from a long line of working artists. My father and grandmother taught me most of the basics of drawing, painting, and spatial design.
I was formally educated at the University of North Texas, with an emphasis on painting and sculpting. I took an apprenticeship for sculpting with Brian Kidwell in 1991; under his tutelage I grew as an artist and learned much about the world of fine art. In 1994, I took an apprenticeship for tattooing with Vernon Crawford. After a year as an apprentice I was cut loose to begin my tattooing career. I was fortunate to be mentored in both tattooing and tattoo design by both John Rhodes and Mark Thompson, to whom I owe both a debt of gratitude for success in a demanding yet rewarding career. I enjoy tattooing in most any style, especially designs that require both technical and artistic skill.
I would credit Picasso, Dali, Monet, Degas, and Escher for having the most influence on my artistic style. I find skin to be the most interesting and rewarding canvas an artist can use. The dynamics of the skin wrapped around a complex moving muscular and skeletal system, offer a three dimensional aspect to design that is impossible to replicate in most any other media. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to designing something for your three dimensional canvas.
Works primarily by appointment through out the week so please contact to schedule