Greetings and Salutations!

I saw this site mentioned over on the forum board at Wetcanvas, ( and decided to check it out. After browsing as a guest I opted to join and particpate in the discussions.

I am 37, and have been drawing and painting for most of those years. Only in the last 5 years or so, have I been taking to art with intensity. I work as an analytical chemist for a biochemical plant in SE Iowa. I orignally was interested in comic book and fantasy illustration, but as I experimented with mediums and techniques I have strayed from that focus. My work is inspired by the realism, classicism, impressionism, Ashcan school, and pre Raphaelite movements. Graphite, charcoal, chalk, and acrylic are my primary mediums, but I also use oils, watercolors (transparent and opaque) and pastels.

Any questions?

Andrew :waves:

p.s. How is concept art defined as it pertains to this site and forum?