I'm an artist and art director in Chicago who paints and photographs for art exhibits as well as for publications. I really like pinup photography and try to incorporate this burgeoning photographic trend back into the art world from whence it originated. It's not enough to simply paint a straight portrait however, so I infuse mine with a bit of wit and a dash of humor. I would someday like to show my photos from my painting sessions. I'd be interested in finding a muse to help me bridge and exhibit the two mediums, perhaps through video. Artists who inspire me besides the obvious Rockwells and Vargases are Gil Elvren, Robert McGuire and Robert McGuiness.
As far as credentials go, in addition to selling over 1000 works and averaging 4 art openings annually, I've photographed for Maxim.com as their art director and Playboy.com as a regular columnist and illustrator.