I know a lot of you say 'now' that you're influenced by NC Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Howard Pyle, John Singer Sargent...and so on, BUT initially was or is your initial inspiration come form comic book artists?
It seems our first impressions of what concept art is comes from either comic books or perhaps cartoons when we're impressionable and young. I've gone to Gnomon workshops and have heard about statements at the Massive Black Workshops.
Justin Sweet stated his initial influence was John Buscema
Dan Milligan stated his initial influence was Frank Frazetta
I've seen other artists work and I can clearly see influences of John Byrne.
And I'm always amazed by Travis Charest, Adam Hughs and Neal Adams.
Was your initial inspiration from comic book artists, and who were they?
A lot of people like Jeffrey Jones and Bernie Wrightson, who's talent goes way beyond most people, were and are comic book artists and are now considered iconic in ability.
IF you're no longer inspired by comic book art now, why did you move on?