Interviewed by: Warren Scott
When did you first discover your creative talents?
Well, it was my Mother who unearthed my talent when I was about 6 years old. Growing up my Mother would give me coloring books with sketch paper in it. So I would trace the character before coloring it. After awhile I got a piece of paper, stared at a character and draw it.
Since you are self taught how has not having a formal art education affected you as an artist?
This talent/gift as an artist was past down from my Father. He used to draw but never really spoke about it. When it comes to education I went to Union County Vocational-Technical School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. I went there part time when I was in high school where I learned commerical art.
Where do you get you inspiration/creativeness from?
God is my inspiration. He gives me the motivation and drive to do this. Other than him it's my family, friends, and the world around me thats sparks the creative process.
How long does it take to complete a work of art?
Less time than the average person takes to create a masterpiece.
Could you tell us about your work?
My art is like a visual diary expressed on paper. The subject in my drawings is based on my mood at the time. It can be dark one minute and comical the next.
What inspires you to keep going and how do you keep yourself motivated?
God and my kids. I want to show my sons that whatever they do in life express that creative side and be the best at it. Motivation comes from my surroundings no matter how positive or negative it is. Sometimes negativity breeds my greatest works of art.
How do describe your style?
A combination of everything.
Anyone you look up to when it comes to designing?
No one in particular, it just hit's me.
Describe yourself in 5 words:
Creative, Passionate, Different, Observant, Enigma.
Any words of advice for aspiring artists?
Work hard, invest in yourself, and let negativity be your fuel to success.
Prepare for Urban Fuse!!!