I would like to create an art book that includes a selection from the original show "Desultoria" and its continuation. You can watch the development of these ideas and receive a copy of Desultoria: Ephemeral Beasts through Patreon after the book goes to print.
When I am not creating art I enjoy hiking, thinking about creating art, looking at other peoples art, reading, playing video games, playing pen and paper roll playing games, making lists, and being manipulated by my cat.
I am an illustrator who has been producing stuff for about 20 years. Although the intent of that stuff has changed over time, I maintain an aesthetic that links it all together. I have worked on 3D video games, 2D video games, board games, collectible card games, children's books, and book covers. I have recently been interested in pursuing more personal work, and have shown with Light Grey Art Lab, Krab Jab Studios and Ghost Gallery. In 2015 I had my first solo show which I called "Desultoria", due in part to the fact that I have difficulty sticking to one topic. I find it much more satisfying to let each painting form it's own definition, rather than trying to force an idea to a single conclusion. For me, a painting is a thought process. I am able to discover concepts and connections that I would never understand through any other language.
Desultoria is an attempt to create a series of images that emerge from the subconscious through automatic drawing, resulting in work that has no specific objective. Because of the malleability and unpredictable nature of the media used, the image is started as an abstraction and then refined into a narrative. I would like to create an art book that includes a selection from the original show and its continuation. You can watch the development of these ideas and receive a copy of Desultoria: Ephemeral Beasts through Patreon after the book goes to print.
WAIT, WHAT HAPPENED TO HUNGRY GHOSTS?
The Desultoria style and process is designed to generate other ideas. So there may be some deviations into Hungry Ghosts, my other project in process. I will post any updates here, and will likely transition this page to Hungry Ghosts once the Ephemeral Beasts book is complete.