Artist Statement

The artwork I create is inspired by my love of all things tropical, coastal, and generally summer-related. Mid century art often informs my composition choices.

Historically, I am known by my graphic design work. Illustration was a personal hobby for most of my life. With the launch of Modern Tropical, art and illustration are my full time focus. Two decades of design experience and knowledge provides me with a strong foundation, as does my interest in photography. Color and composition play important roles in my artwork.

My style is always evolving. Consistent elements include crisp linework, bold color palettes, and an affinity for blending mediums. Everything I do is mixed media. A typical work may contain watercolor, hand drawn elelements, and original vector art. The final pieces are digital, and well suited to large formats.

Subjects vary from single iconic objects to abstracts to scenes of summer life. Nature motifs are most often my focus.