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Intertwined with my gallery work are dozens of projects that I have leant my creative energy to. Throughout the last 20+ years, I have had an opportunity to work with incredible people on a variety of incredible endeavors. Chances are, if you are coming across this site, you were either part of that journey or know someone that was. I appreciate the continued support.

I have assembled a handful of projects below. These experiences - good, bad, and necessary - have helped to shape my art. It all adds up, and everything I have done is relevant to the next project. I have loved the opportunity to explore ideas with great minds, and I am always open to helping people ideate concepts and build out ideas. Don't hesitate to reach out for any reason.

b. 1975 

Representation: Sense Fine Art 

abstract resource

For the past few years I have been developing a boutique stock imaging platform called Abstract Resource. I have painted a few hundred images that are available for you to download and print to whatever you want to put a creative twist on. Printing technology allows us to print to almost anything - wood, metal, glass, acrylic and canvas for art, vinyl for walls, and all kinds of textiles from throw pillows to curtains. For some ideas click here, For the art click here.

ritz Carlton

In 2013 Ritz Carlton commissioned and licensed two buffalo paintings for their lobby in Bachelor Gulch Colorado. It is the entrance to their restaurant Buffalo's. The Momma Buffalo was on their s'mores package for a number of years and I periodically get pics from friends that stay there or hang out for Apres Ski. These pieces were based on early photography of the west and opened a totally different direction in my work. See more of the work like this.

Cervantes masterpiece ballroom / The other side

I have had the privilege of working in the evolution of Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and The Other Side - two historic venues in Denver's Five Points. These buildings hosted dozens of legendary musicians that include Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Louis Armstrong, and James Brown.  I was asked to come up with some art that celebrated this history to live on the Other Side, as well as a mural of two peacocks flanking the stage in the ballroom. The tenticles of the mural ended up extending out into the venue and up the stairs. The back bar got a retro makeover, and the Other Side a new logo. It has been a pleasure to be tied to a venue rooted in cultivating independent music.  

Four seasons hotel

While I was working with Blender Design Group, we had the opportunity to place art throughout the Four Seasons in Denver. The placements ranged from the Edge Bar in the lobby up to the Presidential Suite and nearly all the rooms in between. It was an incredible journey to be a part of.

Sterling Rice group

In my mid twenties, I was fortunate enough to be invited to an ideation for Smirnoff at Sterling Rice Group in Boulder, CO. At the time my talents were raw and I had no clue about product development, but they saw the potential of having a person that was overflowing with ideas and could put them in a visual form. For the next 15 years I participated in dozens of projects that included initial product sketch, branding, package design, and ideation. I was taken under the wing of an incredible Creative Director and mentor named Jeff Curry who later left and helped launch Abstract Resource. The most iconic products start with a sketch in the most basic form.

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