Location: Concord, California (in the San Francisco Bay Area).
Duration: Seven years, two of those seven in the Bay Area.
Staff: One, with an amazing support group of agents, my wife and children.
Education: BFA Utah State University, 1998; currently enrolled in Syracuse University’s ISDP Masters of illustration program.
Cultural Influences: Artists and people make culture, and the following people have influenced me tremendously: Joseph Solman, Stenberg Brothers, Brad Holland, Margaret Kilgallen, Steve Richins, Simon Blundell, Erik DeWaal, Glen Edwards, Rene Gruau, Kate Miller, Murray Tinkelman, John Thompson, my wife, and mom and dad.
Environment: I have converted a bedroom at home into a studio, where on one side I have my digital workspace and on the other my drawing table where I paint. I don’t enjoy working in solitude, so I have set up a table in the room for my daughter and son to paint on. They keep me company.
Philosophy: Three quotes: “Complete control can be the death of a work”—Andy Goldsworthy; “Live in day-tight compartments”—my dad (Don Kilpatrick, Jr.); “Sometimes it’s art, sometimes it’s work”—Gene Hackman.