1972 Porsche 914 1.7 with 2.0 Liter Swap
1971 Porsche 911T
1978 Porsche 928 Press Tribute Art Car
Below is a small gallery of my paintings or visit The Groosh Wall by clicking here. The Groosh Wall is my feature gallery at 8080 Grand St., Dexter, Michigan.
Building websites after a career in marketing (see LinkedIn profile) was a natural progression. I started by using the Joomla! content management system for web development coupled with VirtueMart for shopping sites. As of 2010-ish, I prefer to use WordPress but have also built in Wix and GoDaddy. How can I help?
I love to work with entrepreneurs, big or small companies regardless of a client’s budget by putting my marketing degree and passion into every project. My deep comprehension of branding, artistic expression and website construction/navigation is now second nature. Career experience in web building came from managing:
- Kia Motors ground-up interactive kiosk redesign used nationwide
- Honda interactive dealership network and customer units
- Subaru and Mercedes-Benz national dealer website programs
I’m easy to work with and build platforms on the owner’s web account which I set up if they don’t have one. That way the client owns everything, has 24/7 access and can give login credentials to anyone they deem fit to make changes. So essentially if I get hit by a bus, you can get along without me.
- If you want to handle your own maintenance and updates after I build you a website, I’ll teach you how to do it.
- If you want to trade for my services instead of cash out of pocket, let me know what you got.
- If you want me to craft a pitch deck and financial projections for your startup or develop turnaround, market and growth strategies, I can do that too.
Pictured below in no particular order, but newer ones are up top, are some past and present clients. Many images are linked to the live sites, the Way Back Machine or a “more info” page.
8080 Grand Properties
Please click here for all the details on my 1978 Porsche 928 Press Tribute Art Car created in 2012. It’s on my other website Groosh’s Garage which requires another click and jump to a new page.
One of the last restored 1940s factories in downtown Dexter, Michigan has become the home for my artwork. Click here for more photos and details of the building as it went through restoration.
The Groosh Wall is an ongoing artwork display at 8080 Grand Street. Featured artwork will hang for a month or so, the first art rotation coincided with Erratic Ale’s opening in August 2020. They are our building neighbor. Each Wall will be memorialized here.
All paintings are for sale.
Paintings from left to right:
Three Tree Hill – This painting is a continuation of the series Flowers which was inspired by my dating life before marriage. More on Flowers when it is displayed.
Circles – The constant draw of the earth’s resources are the riches.
Piano – When I first moved to Seattle in 1996 to join The Fremont Hemp Co., of which I was a partner, my friends picked me up from the airport and took me straight to Molly’s house for dinner. She was an incredible pianist. After a five course meal, we sat in her living room while she played Mozart, Beethoven and others. The picture window was reminiscent of the live I left behind, an advertising job at Jeep where my 26th floor window office looked out over the Southeast Michigan skyline. Fall was spectacular.
Black White Red series began with thoughts back to Ansel Adams’ photography. You know the landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. In my day, it was a rare college house that didn’t have a framed poster of his work adorning a hand-me-down couch or bedroom wall. His photography was beautiful.
Fast forward to my painting in black and white, shades traditionally associated with old school photography, and then add something that Ansel didn’t or maybe even couldn’t. Add a touch of color – Red. Red being a symbol for warning, danger, stop, passion, love. Each one of these paintings tells a story and the key driver in that story is wrapped up in the color Red.
Paintings from left to right:
Vs. Nature – When living in Laguna Beach in the late 90s, we were inundated with rain from El Niño. Laguna Canyon was closed for almost a week before and after mud slides. All the signs from nature were there, don’t build in these areas, don’t push development towards the shoreline, water and the ocean are relentless. “Vs. Nature” paints the picture of our incessant drive to compete against nature with a simple buoy warning us: Go back, you will eventually lose.
Ships – The story of corporate greed at the expense of their employees and the environment they feed off. Companies get fat off the land. And like ships through the oceans they effortlessly plow their way through their surroundings, bleeding the world around them to further their bottom line. Take down that ship and three more are waiting in its wake to take its place.
The Road – My highly regarded, soul enriching drives across the country through the mountains, plains and cities. All the while listening to music on the radio.
I wrote a blog for 10 years at GrooshsGarage.com
To learn more about my car career, current and past project cars plus the parts I’ve restored along the way you can noodle through the above link.