LOCATION: Pasadena, CA, USA
PRIMARY MEDIA: Oil on canvas, pen/brush and ink, inks and watercolor
Chouinard Art Institute [became California Institute of the Arts; full scholarship; bachelor’s degree, 1971]
“12 Fossil Mysteries” murals for the San Diego Natural History Museum
Return of the Living Dead and Masters of the Universe [production designer]
Pan’s Labyrinth [designer]
Legends of the Blues book series [artist]
Hallucinations and Inspirations fantasy art books [artist]
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ARTISTIC ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND FROM WHO?
Sculptor Sylvia Czerkas gave me three of the best pieces of advice I have ever received: “Produce, produce, produce.” My friend Nordy Roblin opened my eyes when he observed (after I told him I was going to see a new movie), “Going to see a movie? Really? Two hours alone in the dark. You could be having your own adventures instead of watching someone else’s.” I immediately began scheduling adventures around the world each year after that, adventures that have fed (and continue to feed) my artistic soul.