I've studied the various disciplines of traditional visual "fine art" creation at Northwestern University, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at Northern Illinois University where I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Studio Art. In 1993 I earned a master's degree in medical illustration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I have been a professional illustrator for over thirty years. I also create what I consider fine art. Though I nominally defer to the currently held cultural distinction between artist and illustrator, I don't accept it in theory or practice.
Creating visual symbols that effectively connect our separate imaginations, whether by painting a cave wall with ocher and charcoal or by designing a corporate logo with tablet and monitor, is the authentic past, present, and future goal of human image making.
Standing under the Sistine Ceiling, who could be inspired to question whether Michelangelo was artist or an illustrator?
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