My first Gallery was in Tulsa, OK in 1997... "Mother Tongue" I wasn't an artist at the time, rather a jock, an ex- football coach who wanted a new life. Mother Tongue gave me that life and a rich experience, but only lasted 2 years. I decided to move to Los Angeles and explore a creative life.
My first studio in L.A. was in my brothers garage. There I found my color sensibilities, explored paint and textures on uncommon objects and recycled materials. Without a formal art education, I was free to explore art my way, in any format.
I spent 10 years moving around the U.S. finding work as a designer, teacher, carpenter or bartender.
My studios got more refined, finding more finish in every rendition.
In 2007, I went back to football working 4 years with the Atlanta Falcons. That experience gave me boost to follow my dream to Taos, NM and open a studio in 2014.
Currently you can find me in Walsenburg Colorado, where I recently bought an old building and renovating it into a studio and living space. Something crazy and creative is about to happen in Southern Colorado and a winter of writing.