John grew up in the western New York area and still lives there
today. He grew up playing RPG's like ADnD and reading fantasy
and science fiction books like they were going out of style. It's safe to say that they had a strong influence on the subjects he likes to illustrate.
He's been drawing since he was a child and Graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1991. Real life got in the way for a while and he put his hopes to make a living drawing and painting on the back burner. After a break for a while he started to get back into things and once he discovered the joys of digital illustration his obsession returned. He works primarily in Photoshop CS3 though keeps trying to dabble in Corel Painter sometimes. He prefers to work digitally due to the speed and ease of making corrections.
He is currently working towards his goal of being a full time