My art reflects monuments of the human spirit, which are found in architectural structures throughout history. There is an effort to reflect the city, sky, earth and water elements. In all my works the elements of line, shape, values, space, form and texture are used. The principles of balance, movement, patterns, rhythm, and variety are also represented. I enjoy working in paper because of the medium's naturalistic look and feel, and the ways light plays on the surfaces.
I was born in L. A. that's Luverne, Alabama a very small town in the South. After WWII, where my father served in the European campaign, he moved his wife and three young children to Elyria, Ohio.
My early art education started in the Elyria school system. I am a graduate of Kent State University with a BFA in advertising art and MFA in graphic design for television. This program included graphic design, television production, advertising, and art history. I continue my professional development by taking classes at local universities and attending national seminars.
My wife Sheila and I have a son Michael. He graduated from the College of Wooster with honors and is the owner of a successful landscaping business. He is also pursing a Master's degree in counseling.
My career has always been in the art field. For over thirty years, I've served the advertising/marketing community. As a consultant, I have successfully helped many local and national corporations achieve their marketing goals. I've worked with: Miller Brewing Company, White Castle, Whirlpool Corporation, the Ohio Lottery Commission, Sherwin Williams, United Way, Kent State University, DESCO Equipment, NASA-Glenn Research Center, and Huron Hospital.
My company, HPM Consultants, Inc. has helped many companies by helping their business do more business. Our award-winning firm tailors marketing and advertising campaigns to achieve their goals, by increasing their customer base and market share. The by-products of our firm's work are a number of local, national, and international awards such as: Aster Awards, MarCom Award, Telly Award, Summit Award, and the Communicator Award.