I am a tattoo, special effects makeup artist and body painter, based out of Missoula, Montana.
I have been tattooing for 19 years, and my specialty is flora and fauna. All of my work is inspired by nature. The colors and patterns of animals and plants are infinitely unique and beautiful, and I love to make tattoos of them!
In my special effects creature work, I like to make characters who look to have a story behind them, ones that are somewhat rugged. To me they have depth and the personalities can come through stronger.
My bodypaint work varies in subject matter. I can make bold bright abstract one day and the next a realistic collage type piece. I enjoy mixing this medium up because it is such an elusive thing. Here one minute and gone the next. It makes for wonderful live event entertainment, as well as beautiful photographic portraiture.
I recieved a BFA in drawing in 1996 from the university of Montana. Apprenticed tattoo in 2000, and I am always trying to improve my artistic skills with tutorials and by attending workshops for special makeup effects, as well as bodypainting competitions and events.
Thanks so much for taking a look at my gallery of work!