Art Education: Bachelor of fine arts from Brigham Young University in Rexburg, ID. I am currently working on a master of fine arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Style: I don’t think there is a name for the way I paint, but I feel that I am a representational artist.
Creative Spark: From the beginning, the work of others has always inspired me. The work of Josh Clare, Daniel Keys, Albin Veselka, and Duane Keiser are simply magical. They set a fire in me to try to accomplish something on the same level as them.
Second-Choice Career: If I wasn’t an artist, I would be an educator. Teaching is a passion. In some ways, it gives me as much satisfaction as finishing what I consider to be a great painting.
Other Passions: Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I have achieved the rank of brown belt.
One Thing People Don’t Know About You: My wife and I are expecting our first child, a boy, at the end of August.
Best Advice Received: Real talent is merely the ability to stick with something until you get it right. Mastery is sticking with something until you can’t get it wrong.
Quirkiest Trait: When I’m working, I often turn my head to see the painting a little differently. Models have told me that it makes me look like a pigeon.
Mantra or Motto: What one man can do, another can do.
Favorite Studio Music: Twenty One Pilots.
Price Range: $500 to $3,000.
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