Hi, my name is Eric and I am a self-taught artist, with the exception of an amazing high school art teacher. I grew up in the age of comic books and always had a strong interest and deep admiration for these artists that still drives my artistic style today. My high school art classes would allow me the opportunity to understand and practice the construction of comic style art. 10 years without doing much of any art, I purchased an air brush; air brush artists were in demand at that time and actually got me a job as an artist at a map company in Houston. I worked there for a year and took some drafting courses in college. That lead me to a long-term career as a Draftsman. A key part of my artist skills were developed while working with many other artists in the Graphics Group. I am now retired and paint every day in some capacity - whether it is commissioned pieces, murals for local businesses, leading paint parties or my personal creations to hang in the DaVinci Gallery in Tomball.
I generally uses acrylic paint. One of my pieces of advice to new, young artists is "if you don't like it, paint over it" and acrylics are very forgiving and allows you to cover mistakes easily. My idea of a great painting is when my viewers and buyers say "Wow!" "How'd he do that?" I explains "creating art is always an experiment (some good, some not so good). Don't give up."
Working with other artists and being a member of a gallery is certainly an inspiration. Da Vinci Artist Gallery in Tomball, Texas exposes me to many different mediums, styles and subject matters.