This image is a limited edition print created for the Na’mean Kickstarter campaign. Na'mean is a restaurant in Durham

This image is a limited edition print created for the Na’mean Kickstarter campaign. Na'mean is a restaurant in Durham

 

where did you grow up?

I was a military kid and I stayed a bunch of places, but I mainly  grew up in Massachusetts. I went to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, then the Massachusetts College of Art and then moved to North Carolina.

how do you describe your style of art?

I would definitely say it's hip hop, graffiti and cartoon illustrated. I try to bring in little bit of fine arts and other artist influences but mainly it's just my love from comic book drawings and doodles.

what inspired your design for mural durham?

I wanted to bring the Raleigh city oaks and the Durham bull together, so I'm doing little flying acorn bulls that are really neat! There's also going to be some graffiti and I'm going to incorporate a geometric background.

How long have you been in the area?

18 years

What are some differences between the Raleigh and Durham art scene?

I have a lot of artist friends in Durham, they're all really cool and I've always really liked durham. But I loved Raleigh and found it to fit more my style of art. It is growing though and changing a lot but I love to paint in the free expression tunnel. Artists from all over go down there and do very cool stuff. 

do you have favorite spots around durham?

I love Kokyo BBQ, I follow the truck around, I actually painted the restaurant!

I love to draw and doodle in coffee shops, the Open Eye in Chapel Hill, Cup a Joe in Raleigh and the Blue Corn Cafe in Durham are all great places to get away.


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