Illustration is my sandbox

In May of 1989 I graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design, with a degree in illustration. Thirty years ago.

Stepping right out of school and into my own studio, the work became finding clients that hired freelance illustrators. The goal was to create solid work that would that would keep clients calling. It’s been an incredible ride. I was twenty one years old when I started hustling illustration full time, now at fifty one, I still enjoy the game. I’m grateful for each call.

I love the process of creating. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more relaxed.

Here’s an image I created over the weekend. State trooper, giving guy a ticket, driver crying, hoping to dodge a ticket, the tears do not work. Publisher: LifeWay, HomeLife Magazine, Art Director: Dawn Wyse.

If I had to sum up thirty years of my career in one sentence. Illustration is my sandbox.