After graduating from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 1982 I moved to New York City and began illustrating for America’s most prominent publishers of books, magazines, and newspapers. Two decades later I worked as a concept designer on feature CG animated and live action films such as The Ant Bully, The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Escape From Planet Earth.

I consider myself a cross disciplinary artist and love to work in different mediums, from high touch to high tech, paint to pixels, photography to music, books to jewelry. It is a grand fusion of possibility. 

For three decades I have been teaching, lecturing and conducting workshops at colleges, universities, art institutions around the country and abroad to share my professional experience and encourage the creation of art businesses. I founded the educational service, Artist As Brand to inspire and nurture art career sustainability. 

Living in Santa Fe, NM with wife/artist/botanical perfumer Roxana Villa of Illuminated Perfume keeps me in tune with my essential nature and is always a creative adventure.



*Photograph by Mikel Healey