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About Me

After having spent some 15 years at world-class animation studios, I now freelance from my home, and teach drawing and animation courses at Utah Valley University as an adjunct instructor.

1979 found me working as a scenic artist in a local theater. I loved show business. I loved painting. It was a good blend. In time, I would be creating editorial cartoons and illustrations for national publications. I occasionally ventured into the realm of gallery painting, and enjoyed several commissions for paintings, portraits, and murals for institutions, and private collections. I was honored with a couple of awards in prestigious shows.

By 1990 I had moved to Los Angeles to begin a career in animation for feature films. I started at Don Bluth Entertainment and worked on films such as Thumbelina, A Troll in Central Park, and The Thief and the Cobbler (not a Don Bluth film). I moved to Orlando, Florida to work at the Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios in 1993.

While there, my work included painting backgrounds, departmental supervising, art directing, and storyboarding. Film credits include Pocahontas, Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo and Stitch, and Brother Bear, as well as some short films and interactive projects.

I began freelancing as an independent consultant, art director, and illustrator in 2004. My theme park and resort work has been utilized in top destinations around the world. My illustrations have appeared in children’s books published by Random House and Disney Press. I continue to consult and provide storyboards and visual development for motion pictures and television productions. Like I said, I love show business.

In 2009 I graduated from Utah Valley University with my BFA in Illustration, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi.

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