I have dabbled in art from the time I could hold a crayon to the present day. As a yout' drawing and painting were my passion. As I've grown (along with the technology) I have become more interested in photography and digital imagery.
My girlfriend and I were talking one day on our patio about growing mushrooms in the fall; chanterelles, morels, shiitakes, etc. She joked that if we ever had children she would like to name them Morel for a boy and Chanterelle for a girl. And that if we had a fat baby he should be named Portobello!
The following day I was searching for a website that would allow me to publish some of my t-shirt ideas without having any overhead. I stumbled across Society6 and fell in love with the style and the business model. I considered using my given name, but decided that going with a business name might be more fun!
After thinking on what to call myself for a few minutes I said "Portobello Prints!" aloud and it just stuck. Does it have any great meaning? Nope, not really. I suppose Freud might opine that it was my subconscious connecting my art creations with the idea of future human creations...such as my as-of-yet unrealized chubby son, Portobello.
Regardless, I will be making available here on my page some of the pictures I like. All photographs are my original photos, though they may have some digital enhancement or alteration.
Thanks for stopping by, checking out my work, liking it and an extra special thanks to anyone who might purchase something!!