I am a classically trained artist with a Master’s Degree in Painting. In 1986 I was the only recipient of two Ohio Governor's Awards in Fine Arts. In that same year I was awarded a scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design. I went on to receive my Master’s in Painting from the University of Cincinnati in 1993, and I've been painting ever since.
I have had a wide range of assignments - from drawings that are influenced by Rembrandt and Ingres. I use many techniques that are used in museum conservation and exhibition design. I have over ten years of museum experience - handing works by Monet, Rembrandt, Degas, and Toulouse-Lautrec to name a few. I have studied and understand the techniques in creating artwork that will last for many generations to come. This is my passion and responsibility as an artist. We are here to leave a mark and a legacy that can be seen for multiple generations.
I started Parsonarts in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1993 during my final year in graduate school. I began a two year internship with a small antique business that specialized in furniture crafted before 1841. During that time I studied antique frame restoration using the timeless practice of oil and water gilding. I began exhibiting work there and began my journey as an artist. During that time I met my wife Alix of 21 years now. When I’m not playing my drums, being a father, or teaching art you can find me in the studio working on a painting.