FrogDog served as a soldier in the U.S. Army Infantry and Special Forces. Later, he worked as a Software Engineer, an Outplacement Consultant and as a SCUBA Instructor and Dive Guide in Hawaii. Throughout his life and many roles, however, he has always been an Artist. After working on the front lines of the Great Recession of 2009 as an Outplacement Consultant/Career Counselor where he focused on helping laid off workers find fulfilling new careers expressing their passions, he decided to take his own advice and now expresses his passions through his art.
FrogDog's primary medium is acrylic sprayed through an airbrush. He won awards two years in row in the Jun-Air Annual Airbrush Competition and the first automobile he painted was a 1953 “tin” woody on which he painted the wood grain. That car took 1st Place for Best Restored Chevy in the Veteran’s Motor Car Club of America National Competition.
Much of the preliminary work for his airbrush pieces is done with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on the computer. Recently, he started taking these sketches to completion as works of Digital Art and is offering these pieces to the public.
FrogDog has pieces in the Air Force Academy permanent collection, the Cook Communications Ministries collection, the Doubletree Hotels collection, The National Museum of WWII Aviation and private collections in Europe, Asia and North America.
FrogDog (the guy in the blue hat) taking reference photos for new works of art.
Photo Courtesy SandySondrol.com
In 1993, FrogDog designed and fabricated a flag that was flown into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle, Columbia. Thus, taking his art
Out of this World!