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Early Works
My Start
 

Like many artist it took awhile to find the right direction for me to go with my art. I always showed artistic talent from an early age with my first inspirations being the comic book art that I collected as a boy especially the Sgt. Rock cover art of Joe Kurbert. I knew I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. As far as painting goes I would say I did my first probably around 10th grade.

When I was in my early 20's I was in my first serious relationship with a girl that first exposed me to the possibilities of UV florescent paint. When the relationship ended I did what I would call my first real original art with the completion of my first blacklight painting. I had painted before, but never under blacklight and never as an expression of feeling and thought. It was a moment of discovery for me, and the start in finding my own unique style which I call "Psychedelic Surrealism".

Below is the first series of blacklight paintings I did in my first studio, which was my bedroom. The room was all king size waterbed, but there was a small space at the foot where I could lean an easel against my closet door. As a consequence my first works are small 16"x20" canvases since there was not much room to work. Eventually I moved out of that room into a bigger studio to work, but those early days will always be a special time to me.

The Fall 
Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" (1991)

 

Epidimous Greed

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" (1991)

 

 

The Pedestal
Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" (1991)

 

Social Exchange

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" (1991)

 

 

The Battle of Armageddon

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20" (1991)

 

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