In 1976, I acquired formal training through a scholarship to Parsons School of Design in New York City. During my first year as a student I was hired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art as an illustrator for the museum’s costume reproduction department. The institutions there attributed greatly to my gaining invaluable experience and direction in working as a painter.
Since that time, I have created artwork for numerous award-winning projects from advertising agencies and design firms to museums through out the north and southeast as well as the mid-west. My path to painting full time has been an evolving journey. It has grown from a fascination of personal expression into the desire for creating fine art that attempts to provoke it’s viewer. I’m currently in pursuit of creating a variety of themed pieces ranging from black and white as well as in living color.
I enjoy drawing and painting just about everything under the sun -- especially people. My work is mostly figurative but not exclusively. I like to seek out rarely viewed encounters of people as they go about their daily routine, presenting them in an interesting and colorful way.
In my studio, I regularly experiment with a variety of design approaches in order to express a particular mood or narrative. Essentially, each project is another challenge to convey my work as if it were a visual poem. I want the viewer to have a unique experience while interpreting my work. Hopefully awakening something within them that has impact and translates as meaningful.
1974 - 75 Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC