Damon contributes to the sciences through chemistry (another degree he has earned) and is an inventor on over a dozen United States Patents in Polymer Science. With over fifteen-years in the polymer field the Artist is pleased with his work so far. “Few have the opportunity to work in both the arts and sciences. I have been very blessed,” he reflects.
As a graduate of the Disney Management School, a former restaurant owner, a Sunday school teacher, and a former Officer Candidate in the United States Army, branched Field Artillery (the traditional branch of West Point Generals), Damon uses his collective and varying experiences to enhance his art. His eldest son serves in the United States Army, and has completed two tours in Iraq as an Infantryman, and his youngest son also serves in the Army Reserves.
Damon’s most challenging role he has filled, to date, is that of father and husband. Of this he states plainly, “Being a decent husband and father is by far my most difficult and humbling undertaking.” With a son in Iraq, a son in college, another son in US Army Reserves, and a daughter entering her third year of homeschool, it is a good thing his wife has a Masters of Social Work degree. “My wife is the director of all of the social events, planning, and sanity,” he openly admits.
Cassidy House Gallery is the product of the Artist’s imagination. In fact, it is a quaint home nestled in the foot hills of the Smokey Mountains of the Blue Ridge. The name is derived from a specific location made possible by two very dear friends who made their home available for the Artist’s family while he was away at Ft. Benning, Ga. Not enough could be said to express Damon’s gratitude for their gift of kindness. Damon and his family now own and reside in that blessed home.
Back home, and settled in, Damon is ready to pursue new avenues with his areas of expertise and experience. His experiences translate into a depth and richness that clearly show in his love for his faith, his family, his service to this Country, and in his art.