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I have come to the visual arts from both sides, from Fine Art to Graphic Design. Once I asked a professor, "What wis the real difference between the two areas?" and he said, "Well, whose problems do you want to solve?" With graphic design, I work with clients to solve their problems, to create something that visually communicates the ideas they are trying to present. With fine art, I work on my own ideas, and hope to eventually find an audience for them.

This means that the media overlap, and even some of the concepts are interchangeable. For example, my MFA in Illustration is an installation, not a series of pictures. Hence, you'll find it here. My fine calligraphy is sometimes done for clients, which you see in the graphic design and Art & Craft of Hand Lettering sections of this website, and sometimes done because of the pure joy of writing out the words, which you'll see throughout this section of my website.

I painted this rooster as part of a fundraiser for the Weaverville Business Association in 2011.
A group of artists painted these fiberglass chickens, which were then auctioned off to support the local businesses in this wonderful little town just north of Asheville, NC.

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