Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by watching trains go by, because I was enamored with the giant colorful letters spraypainted on the sides. I was, and am, awestruck at the complexity and overwhelming style of some of the pieces that go by on the giant rolling steel monsters. Once, I specifically remember asking my dad how a person could get so good at painting a train – how they could make something so amazing. While I’m sure the answer he gave satisfied the younger me, I am still constantly perplexed by and addicted to these colorful styles.
When I was in college, I enjoyed painting graffiti murals and canvases in my free time. My dad pushed me to try and use my style to paint the icon of South Carolina – the palmetto tree. I did, and since then it’s become fairly popular around Columbia and surrounding cities. Over the years, I’ve sold canvases, painted murals and was even selected the artist of the month in Columbia. I now reside in Charlotte with my wife, but still love to draw, paint and find new ways to incorporate my palmetto image into clothing and artwork. This page is just a small visual progression of my doodles, paintings and projects over the years.