I was raised in New Hampshire and got a degree in illustration from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. I’ve since moved to Texas and have been quietly honing my artistic skills ever since.
CA: What stands out for you as one of your favourite career highlights so far?
KT: I was once commissioned to create an illustration for Golf Digest. Have a piece of my work available in pretty much every major store was definitely a high point.
CA: What are you currently working on?
KT: I’m currently working on a series of personal illustrations meant to tell an archaic narrative about the nature of love and emptiness.
CA: How’d you get started as an artist/musician?
KT: I was attracted to fantasy games and stories from an early age and wanted to create worlds as well. My current work bares little resemblance to any kind of traditional fantasy but it is still deeply influenced by these earlier infatuations.
CA: Who or what influences your art?
KT: Artists like James Jean, power metal, japanese comics, anatomy, classical paintings and fantasy novels.
CA: What is your creative process like?
KT: I come up with a general idea and act it out to figure out how I should pose a figure or compose the colors. I’ll do one or two sketches and then go on the the final quickly before I lose the guts of the idea.
CA: How do you feel our Art + Brewing initiative can benefit emerging artists?
KT: It provides a goal for an artist to strive for. It’s easier to make work if you know it has somewhere to go and offers a potential reward. By being free to enter but difficult to win, it allows participation from all levels with real gratification in the event of success.