Orginal one-of-kind FUNKY Art!
I am a 3rd generation native of New Orleans.
Having joined the Navy at the age of 17, I have visited over 20 countries. With an honorable discharge, I knew I wanted to have a career where I could travel.
I found that in the music industry.
I spent more than half of my life as a Sound Engineer, touring the world with headlining acts such as Dr. John (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), The Neville Brothers and Little Feat to name only a few.
With the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and no work in New Orleans, I was offered work in Colorado. Here, I found my second home.
I fell in love with the mountains and a girl. I married that girl - Salina and I continue to live in Colorado.
I found my artistic talent later in life, so after some serious soul searching, I retired from the road to focus on my art. My commitment to New Orleans music, food and culture is a part of my inspiration and shows in my work.
Some of my work can be seen at
La Jardin Art Gallery (612 Royal Street)
located in the heart of the historic French Quarter.
I attribute my success in the art world to my daughter, Elizabeth Tornabene, who first worked with this medium and taught me everything I know.
I am available for commissions and like to think of my art as affordable to the masses and willing to work with almost any budget.
I work with old wooden windows and glass. But incorporate a variety of materials. I have used paper,metal,ceramic,wood,plastic,organic, and fabric just to name a few of the materials I can and have use in the making of my art.