BIO -Dru is the owner of Blair Art Studios / Blair School of Art / Blair Center for the Arts. I’m an airbrush artist and a musician, with interests in Photorealism, Trompe L’oeil illusionism, Faux Finishing, and Color Theory. I reside with my family on a plantation built around 1812 in my ancestral hometown of Blair, SC. I am an airbrush artist, art instructor, writer, and musician. My artwork tends towards Photorealism or illusions of reality and is heavily influenced by the writings of Ayn Rand. I first picked up the airbrush while I was working on my Master’s degree at the University of SC, and spent my summers painting T-shirts in Myrtle Beach. Later, I was a freelance illustrator for various ad agencies and painted many novel covers until the late 90’s. I continue to publish art and teach at my art school, which was founded in 1997. I recently moved back to the country in Blair, SC.