I'm a Florida based artist raised in Anderson, South Carolina. I attempt to create works that would intrigue and lure the viewer. I'm influenced by an appreciation for wistful nostalgia, fine art and vintage illustration.
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.
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 as a painter.
Since that time, I have created artwork for numerous award-winning projects from advertising agencies and design firms to museums and universities through out the north and southeast as well as the mid-west. For over three decades I have been on an evolving journey concentrating on a variety of work in a myriad of mediums and styles. Each assignment requires a piece of art to be created as a solution to a specific project challenge, all in an attempt to provoke the interest of the viewer.