What type of art do you do?
I’m a fine artist, which means I draw and paint on paper, canvas, wood, etc. My preferred mediums are charcoal or graphite pencil, colored pencil, oil paints, and watercolor paints. Due to the limitations of my work space and my disability, my pieces of art rarely exceed 11″ x 17″ whether paper or canvas. My preferred subjects are usually historical in nature and feature people, landscapes, and seascapes.
Can I buy one of the pieces of art from your gallery?
Some original pieces will be available for purchase in my Shop from time to time. The inventory over there moves around a lot, so check back often!
Where can I get prints?
There are three places to buy my prints and merchandise – my website Shop, my Etsy shop, or my RedBubble shop. You’ll get more personalized attention here on my website shop or my Etsy shop, but the merchandise on RedBubble is more varied, such as tote bags and phone cases.
Can I request a piece of custom art?
Yes. Go to my commission page and send me an inquiry there. We will arrange everything together with your satisfaction being the top priority. At this time I don’t offer sculptures, digital art, etc.
How much does original art cost?
I can’t place a set price on custom orders without knowing the perimeters of the customer’s needs. My fee is calculated through a basic formula that is described in great detail on the commission page. If you’re not ready to order a commission, you can certainly look at my ready-made prints for sale.
How long will it take to receive a piece of original art?
That also depends on the customer’s needs. Charcoal or graphite (black and white) requires the shortest amount of time, quickly followed by colored pencils. Oil painting takes the longest amount of time due to the nature of the work – it takes a long time for paint layers to dry. On average, I can finish an 11″ x 17″ drawing in about a week to ten days. Oil paintings can take two to three weeks at the same size. All of this depends on the state of my health as well.
Do you really do all of your art with your mouth?
Yes. There are numerous videos on my YouTube channel demonstrating this fact.
Why can’t you walk or use your hands?
I was born with a condition known as Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. That means I’m a quadriplegic because my joints are fused or very stiff. My joints are restricted by fibrous overgrowth of tissues resembling a buildup of hard calcium deposits. Since most of my joints are not functional, I can’t hold objects or walk. There is no cure.