An award-winning realistic digital illustrator and portraitist, specializing in realism and attention to detail.
The non-fiction children’s history books I’ve illustrated in the “If You Were Me and Lived In…” series by Carole P Roman collectively won 17 awards. They all required a great deal of research into period objects, costumes, architecture, and settings. It was fun!
My style is heavily influenced by Art Nouveau and 80’s graphics. Gently curving lines and subtle gradients are often combined with intricate borders and hand-drawn text. Subjects are inspired by my love of history, mythology, and language. There’s also a lot of humor. The image’s beauty draws you in, but the details make you smile. I create portraits in this style, but more often as very realistic digital paintings and drawings.
Although I graduated with honors from the University of South Florida College of Fine Arts, I love the way digital art can meet client’s needs with a variety of media looks and remarkable speed compared to traditional media.
I truly enjoy the collaboration process, especially with clients who have a good idea of what they want. That kind of structure is much more of a springboard for my creativity than any blank page. Truly a commercial artist, I understand that the client’s vision comes first, as does adherence to project frameworks and deadlines. Maybe not so much “micro” but mini-managers welcome!