I began my art career after learning woodworking from my Dad, and the lost wax method of casting from Art Castings of Colorado. After being awarded a public commission for a life-sized sculpture, I received artistic merit scholarships from the University of Hartford’s Art School. There I earned my fine arts degree majoring in sculpture and printmaking. Since graduation I have taken printmaking workshops at Zea Mays Printmaking, participated in an informal residency in China, before opening up Zimmerman Fine Art Studio in Connecticut.
My art is the way I explore ideas concerning relationships, the environment and culture. Over the years I have developed a personal visual language that uses symbolism and surrealism to transform my subject matter into archetypical images. I have been told this gives my work a mythical quality that is both timely as well as timeless.
The images shown here are my current collection of hand-made, small-edition prints that use my graphite drawings as their basis and are original works of art. I prefer printmaking to painting because my artwork concentrates on ideas and celebrates the drawn or rendered image instead of color. While I use color in my prints, it is very limited, and used just to add additional meaning, and is not the primary focus.