Selfie with LuxorGlad you stopped by. I’m a writer, artist and arts administrator and this is my home on the web. I help people tell their stories. I’m highly skilled at telling mine. Let me help you tell yours.

No matter what the medium or environment, I am all about learning new techniques and applying them to every project I undertake. Whether I’m designing a set or directing a show in theatre, editing a video or creating a website, I’m in love with novelty and experimentation.

A lot of artists have a defining style or a central theme. I tend towards clean, minimalist design. I take my inspiration from the natural world or from a particular piece of music. Even a particular color or theme might motivate my work. Artists I admire most (Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, M. C. Escher and Georgia O’Keeffe) all present different aspects of artistic quality I appreciate, but I find as much inspiration in the works of Jim Henson, Brian Froud and Alan Lee.

I have eclectic taste in music as well. One day I’m belting out show tunes. The next, I’m listening to folk music or classic rock. I shift easily between alternative, heavy metal and new age. Strong percussion, raw emotional storytelling, complex melody – that’s what’s most important to me.

It isn’t unusual for me to explore a medium until I think I have an understanding of how it works and then move on. Whatever medium I choose at the moment, I tend to sink into deeply. I learn best by doing rather than reading, and my artworks reflect that itch for exploration and mastery. I translate these values into the art I create, in whatever medium I’m developing.

Thanks for visiting!