I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up enjoying the outdoors and the visual arts. I love to travel and soon after I graduated from college in graphic design and illustration I ventured off to Europe to travel and sketch. Upon returning from Europe with new creative juices flowing I pursued a masters degree in illustration.
Along with enjoying travel I enjoy meeting and interacting with people. For that reason I taught graphic design, illustration and multimedia in college for four years. After teaching I established my own art agency that created illustrations and designs for small and large corporations over a fifteen year period. I moved on to work for Internet companies in house. That began new challenges in creating art for the internet. I served these companies as an art director and creative artist/designer for five years. I enjoy using the computer that enables me to use software art tools thereby creating vector art, image pixel manipulation, and video production. Currently I enjoy traveling, photography, practicing my art, creating videos for Vlogs, freelance work and getting to know people around the world.
My wife I live in the Sierra foothills of California in Auburn a town started during the 1849 gold rush. Being centrally located in California has allowed us to travel and sketch some very beautiful areas of California. We look forward to continuing these adventures throughout California, America and on to other parts of the world as the opportunities open up for us. Join me on my TravelnSketch adventures!