Ever the storyteller, Tony M studied art and writing at Boise State University, and began his career as a freelance and creative writer. After spending the 1990's writing for various publications, and landing at a Portland based magazine, he moved to visual art and began a number of creative projects, including painting, drawing, and photography. But he never stopped being a storyteller, and today spends his time telling stories in creative conceptual images.
My work reflects my goal of telling stories, one picture at a time. I am influenced by the stories with which I grew up, the fairy tales, nursery rhymes, legends, folklore, and literature of days gone by. I try to recreate the historical feeling of each tale, whether Victorian, Medieval, or ancient, while, at the same time, attempting to keep it fresh, with a contemporary subtext.