Inspired by the Motor City
The Renaissance Center could be viewed in the distance from Ford Road just a block from my childhood home in Dearborn Heights. I would stand in the turn lane of with six lanes of traffic whizzing by and feel the pride of this city.
Detroit, the Motor City where these hunks of steel whizzing past me were made.
Detroit has always inspired me. My creative spirit was formed and modeled here. This work honors Detroit and it's special places, buildings and history.
My first drawings
Any blank pages in my childhood coloring books were quickly filled with drawings of cars as a child. Cars were made here at home, and I love both the city and it's industry.
College for Creative Studies
Located behind the Detroit Institute of Arts, my education at the College for Creative Studies shared a wealth of knowledge, friendships and bonds with the city that continue today.
It's important to keep a relationship with my sketchbook. I carry one with me at all times for drawing opportunities that crop up as I explore the city I call home.