My attachment to fantasy and the world of imagination began when my father first introduced me to The Hobbit in the 5th grade. My interest turned into an obsession as I grew older, pouring over Tolkien's works and the works of other great fantasy and sci-fi authors.
In my teens, I was always chosen as the Dungeon Master in our D&D games; which only helped fuel my desire for storytelling. I began drawing the characters in our little games and developing fictional backstories for their lives.
In 2011 I decided to turn my hobby into a profession and began working towards that goal. Years later, I'm now working as a freelance illustrator and concept artist.
For pricing information or to setup a meeting, please feel free to contact me; I'd love to talk!
More About Me...
- Western Astrology / Kabbalah
- There's something about astrology that truly fascinates me; and despite my initial skepticisms, I've found that it's pretty darn accurate!
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- By far my favorite fantasy author. His works are still a huge inspiration to me and I make it a habit to read through them many times a year.
- Scandinavian Culture and History
- I can trace my love of the Scandinavian cultures back to The Lord of The Rings when I first read about the Anglo-Saxon-inspired warriors galloping across the fields of Rohan. It was only a matter of time before I read Beowulf and began down the path of no return.
- Playing Guitar
- I've been playing the guitar since I was about 12. Some of my early musical influences include: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. I listen to almost any genre of music, but Rock and Indie are my favorite.
- Creative Writing
- Most of my free time is spent with my family, but I always try to make time to read and write stories.
- Role-Playing Games
- Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Iron Heroes, Cyberpunk 2020, Star Wars RPG, and Hunter: The Reckoning are a few of my favorite!
- Primitive Camping / Bushcraft
- Ray Mears is my hero! I hope to one day be completely self-sufficient in the wilderness.
- Favorite beer is Woodchuck Hard Cider.
- Favorite video game is a tie between Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Halo 2.
- Favorite color is olive.
- Favorite fantasy book is The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien.
- Favorite sci-fi book is 1984 by George Orwell.
- Favorite movie is Blade Runner.