Grateful Goat Studio
finding art in everything
Grateful Goat Studio
When I was in college, I got sucked into the restaurant management world and stopped pursuing my art degree. I moved from Florida to Colorado in 1998 and worked in the natural foods industry for 15 years. A couple of years ago, I realized that most of the quirks and characteristics that make me who I am as an artist, were the very same things that did not work well in a corporate setting. So I decided it was time for a career change and focused on staying home until both kids were in school. Living through their eyes rekindled my desire to create and reminded me of my own goals as an artist when I was a kid like them.
So I'm pursuing my dreams to show them that they should do the same. I'm excited to see what happens now that the Goat has been set free.
I consider myself a "jack of all trades" so most of my work involves everything from carpentry and sculpture to drawing and painting, cutting, sewing, and some digital design. I enjoy using all materials including wood, paper, ink, paint, metal, fabric, glass, vinyl, and dried plants.
Thank you to all my friends and family
for your love, support, and encouragement!
My sources for inspiration are mostly found in people, nature, music, food, and pop culture.
"Goat" has always been a childhood nickname that stuck with me along the way. Starting this business has been all about getting back to my roots.
Growing up, my parents always taught me to be grateful for what we have.
It's important to always remember that no matter how bad things can seem, there is always someone else out there who has bigger problems than you. That's why I'm grateful for a lot of things and I try to use my art as a way of giving back somehow.
Check out the Goat Gives Back section of my Gift Shop to see what I'm selling that will help support a local organization.
Work Hard and Have Fun...
But not too much of either one
As of January, 1st 2016,
Grateful Goat Studio is open for business!
I've been a busy stay-at-home dad for the last couple of years hatching my plan to take over the world (insert evil laugh)!
So now I'm excited to finally be offering my services to the public as a local artist.
My first goal was to have an online Gift Shop
that features my work. Check it out!