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Art Musings

The fine folks at CGI have invited me to post on this blog. While I feel like I am part of  the CGI family- I am not sure I will having dinner at the Dalgliesh house on a regular basis (hint), I will be posting updates about  past and upcoming products in the Columbia Games line of products.

I first wanted to introduce myself to those following this blog who may not know me.

I am the Illustrator and Art Director for all of the CGI Harn releases. I have also recently been working on some of the block game products, my first being the Samurai group of blocks for Ancient Kings.  I will post some of the art for that in a few days.
I started playing D&D with my 7th grade teacher in an after school thing in 1981. While looking for a more realistic system, we tried and loved Dragon Quest. Using those rules we began playing in the Harn World in 85. We were attracted to the system like most were by the great maps, thorough world view , and the illustrations of Eric Hotz. We eventually converted to HM core, which we still use- with occasional pieces from HM3 and house rules.
I am 42, I have a biology degree and a fine arts degree from University of Cincinnati, neither of which are of any use to my life now. I eventually learned to draw and paint in New Hampshire studying with Paul Ingbretson. After 3 years there I returned home to Cincinnati where I  have a huge 100 year old house I am always working on with 8 tenants living above. I have a studio in a local park where I paint still life, landscape and portrait. I do teach landscape classes in the warm months and offer private instruction and drawing and painting classes in the winter. I have a painting in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s permanent collection and in various collecting in town and on the East Coast. I like beer, Martinis shaken not stirred and like to watch movies with my wife of 13 years.
You can see my work, both paintings and illustration on my website.

More to come……

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