Dutch discovered at a very young age that he was born with the talent to draw and sculpt at a higher level than his schoolmates. He dreamed of one day becoming an art teacher. Unfortunately, growing up with meager means, living off the land high in the Cascade mountains of Washington state, there was no prospect of going to college. Undaunted by this, Dutch dreamed big and got his professional start in the art world illustrating comic books right out of high school. Over the years, his love of illustrating evolved and manifested in a wide variety of artistic projects from murals, tattoo flash, and album covers, to Special effects makeup for films and music videos. But none of these does he enjoy more than face and body art.
After being unwillingly volunteered by his wife, Brecky, to fill in as a temporary face painter at a U-pick pumpkin patch in 2005, he instantly fell in love. He found that his experience as an illustrator and the skill sets he’d acquired there translated perfectly to this newly discovered medium.
Now he fulfills his dream of teaching by traveling the world instructing and sharing his unique style of face and body art.