"I feel very fortunate to have been able to support myself through the years doing work I enjoy, surrounded by family, friends and pets in a beautiful setting."
I’ve been drawing and creating art since I was very young. I never had much formal training; most of what I do, I learned by doing, and studying with other artists. Began doing graphic design and production work in San Francisco in the '70s, pre- computers (the old-fashioned way: paste-up, typesetting). Introduced to the Mac in its early years (mid-'80s), I moved into “desktop publishing,” animation and interactive media. During those years I did a lot of drawing and comics. Started Blue Heron Multimedia in 1992 in Marin County, CA. (Plenty beautiful blue herons in the nearby marshes.)
Moved to Hawai’i in 1993, where I have continued doing illustration and graphic design for print and e-media, for local and mainland clients. Most of the illustration work has been for children's books used in the Hawaiian language immersion school program.
After moving to Hawai’i, I also began doing a lot more fine art: painting, printmaking, sculpture. I have participated in numerous art shows and exhibitions (group, juried, solo) and have works in various galleries and collections on the islands.
I’ve feel very fortunate to have been able to support myself through the years doing work I enjoy, surrounded by family, friends and pets in a beautiful setting.