I'm a stay-at-home-dad and a grandfather. I'm semi-retired doing website design and webmastering part time.
I did some artwork as a kid, but pretty much stopped in my twenties. After a long, long career in computers, my semi-retired status allows me to scratch the itch again. So here I am!
I use Carrara 8 Pro and Daz Studio for composition and rendering, and Fireworks and Photoshop for postwork and textures. I'm more of a storyteller than an artist, and I guess my gallery reflects this LOL! I like creating (and viewing) scenes that tell a story -- or strongly suggest one.
The Aranée series is based on a story idea I created - I have a complete story outline and character synopsis to keep things coherent. Who knows, maybe I will publish this one someday?
I live in Sacramento, California USA with my wife and my teenage boy. I have four grown kids already out of the house, two extremely energetic grandkids, two cats, an assortment of tropical fish and a hermit crab! I'm also active in my church, running our food closet ministry which feeds about 5,000 people a month. I'm also active in a disaster-relief organization, specializing in first aid and water treatment.
The folks here at Renderosity have been SO wonderful to this old dude. PLEASE drop me a line or comment on my gallery. Say what needs to be said, good or bad: Your words energize me and keep me growing.
Seven months since my last update - yikes.
I've been dealing with old health issues still dogging me. Some years ago I contracted a rare bone virus which seriously compromised my immune system - even a simple cold or bout of flu can be very bad news.
I've been sucked up into all sorts of drama for months and months. Some brought on by myself, most of it generated by people who seem to like it that way.
My wife's health continues to be a worry. She doesn't seem to get any better, but at least she's not getting any worse.
I'm still stuck in the creative doldrums, absolutely no real inspiration for months now, writing or artwork. Maybe I just need to spend more time at it to prime the pump again, I dunno.
Many thanks for people who contacted me via sitemail or email, inquiring about me or my wife. I am sorry if I have been emotionally unable to respond, but you have no idea how much your concern and words have cheered me. God has indeed blessed me to have so many wonderful friends here.