I was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania. 
Growing up, I was always drawing, painting and doing crafts.
In 1990, I graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Art &
Design, and moved to San Diego in 1993.

I have a great passion for painting - it gives me so much joy! 
Animals are my favorite things in the world and are my favorite subject to paint.

Music is a huge inspiration for me. I enjoy painting rock musicians,
especially those from the 1960's. 
Growing up in the '70s and '80s in Reading, I listened to great radio
stations that were broadcast out of Philadelphia.
These stations played a wide variety of rock music and album 'deep cuts'
from the '60s...That music melded into my soul!

It inspires and motivates me and so do the musicians that created
the music. I love the stories and personalities of those bands and
want to pay homage to the best music ever made! 
Painting them is a type of dedication.

My original art is all hand-made. Nothing is digital or
I enjoy painting on wood - it brings warmth and life to the subject. 
The grain of the wood adds to the uniqueness of each piece.

Many of my paintings have three-dimensional elements, with
some components actually rising above the base surface.  
I also incorporate real objects into much of my work, including guitars,
clothing, beads, mirrors and even sunglasses!

The resulting effect is realistic and it seems as if the subject is about
to start breathing.
I've heard comments describing it as feeling as if the musicians or
animals are actually hanging out in the room with you!

My art has been displayed in galleries and boutiques in
and around Southern California.

If you are interested in purchasing any of my art or would like
to commission me for a painting, please contact me at 

I was interviewed by Dave Good in San Diego Reader -
"The Classic Rock Artist"

Here is a video about my Rock Music paintings -
Thanks to Michael Packmore for creating this!