I keep getting older. That’s not so bad, considering the alternative. I’m still a smart ass, but I’ve learned that kindness is also worth spreading around. Laughter can dry up some of the oceans of depression I see in our world. So, creating smiles is my most important work these days.
Over the years technology and real estate offered me resources to raise a family and retire. My sons are the most important thing I ever did, although I should have been a better father. My beautiful and wise partner is a long time friend, muse and passion.
Since before high school I’ve drawn silly pictures. My editorial cartoons have appeared in the Washington Post, Journal newspapers, Asheville Citizen-Times, and Mountain Express. My cartoon illustrations have been used for national ad campaigns and book covers. Recently I illustrated a children’s book, “Where do the Missing Things Go?” and a book of poetry “On Wings of Words.” Online, I’ve created a few web sites and had a feature called Washingtoons with AOL’s Digital City.
I’m a proud member of the National Cartoonists Society, International Society of Caricature Artists, and Cartoonists’ Club of Great Britain. I’ve taught cartoon art and drawing courses at Sidwell Friends School, OLLI at UNC Asheville, Montgomery College and Anne Arundel Community College. I’m drawing mostly digital these days but still do live caricature at private and corporate events. I draw in my sketchbook nearly everyday.
We now live and draw mostly in Asheville, NC and spend as much time as possible around Washington DC, visiting family, our national parks and occasional trips overseas.
I’m very fortunate.