About Me

eirik-largeI have always been an artist. Since I can remember I have had a pencil or paintbrush in my hands. I sold my first piece when I was 12. It was a series of 3 graphite portraits of some celebrities to a local hair salon. This is when I figured out that this art thing just might take me somewhere…

Almost 25 years ago I picked up my first airbrush. It was like someone turned on a switch! It was all I could think about. Even though I was still in grade school, I knew I had fallen in love forever. As I got a little older, I got my first full time job at age 17 as a Illustrator / Designer in a well known print shop. I also did a short stint as a T-shirt airbrush artist. Despite living in a small town, and well before the internet was what it is today, I knew that there was so much more in the world of airbrushing even then.

I took a job at a local well respected body shop. Starting from the floor up I was trained by some of the best in the field in the proper application of automotive paints, primers and body fillers. This was what I was looking for! I started figuring out immediately how to translate the knowledge I had of illustration, design and airbrush work into the automotive world. When I started adding my own creative flair people started noticing! It started small, a couple helmets here, a motorcycle tank there. Slowly over the years the magazine articles and word from ecstatic customers gained momentum. Growing and feeding on itself it became a beast that was too much to handle while still holding a full time job.

It was time to “shit or get off the pot” as they say. Well, 8 years later I am proud to say I am still up to my eyeballs in custom automotive paint work of all types! Thanks to all of my family and friends that always stood behind me and pushed me to do this. I have a business and brand that is well known and respected all over the eastern parts of North and South Carolina, and growing! Let me show you what a real ARTIST can do for your project…

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