McCulley was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Inspired by the primitave art of the South and some of the spear heads of the modern and contemporary art movements, McCulley calls his art "contemporary|folk." Combining paint, photography, and various other mediums, his art exists to evoke emotion, tell a story, and perhaps to cover an unsightly hole in your wall. McCulley ventured West to Los Angeles in 2002 to attend Pepperdine University to study acting and pursue various creative ventures. He currently resides in Los Angeles.