About me...

I was born in Indiana, about 25 miles east of Chicago.

My earliest memories are of me drawing. There was never a question as to what I would do with my life.

I attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. There I was introduced to printmaking and discovered that I had an innate “feel” for the process of making woodcuts. In 1992, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting.

I spent six years in New Mexico before settling in South Carolina in 2000. I live on twelve acres on Paris Mountain in Greenville, SC. I have a print studio in my home where I spend my days making woodcuts and painting.

About the work...

While the imagery in my art is generally subject or object oriented, the visual appearance of each piece is of most importance to me. I work from an aesthetic and intuitive approach rather than a conceptual one. Some of my work is autobiographical while some is simply based on things that interest me, such as birds. My work is derived from my life and surroundings: my observations.

My surroundings offer endless subject matter; my three dogs, two cats, my wife Peggy, the lake, the woods, birds, flowering trees, neighbors goats, the list goes on and on. My work usually starts with an observation or a quick sketch. The images that I sketch then become a leaping point for the exploration of aesthetic qualities. Mark making is the main focus in my woodcut prints, while surface and paint application are the main focus in my paintings.

In the past I painted more directly from life but now find myself working from a combination of observation, memory, and intuition.

Subjects, themes, and even concepts do materialize in my work through the passage of time. I generally can’t tell you what it is that I am working on until viewing a series of work in retrospect. With the help of hindsight it becomes very obvious what was going on in my life at that given time.

I try not to over think or over plan my work. I generally do my best work when my brain is “turned off” so to speak. I am inspired by the simplicity of idea and image addressed by genuine folk artists.


Past Shows....

2017

4th ANNUAL HOME SALE - Greenville, SC
OPEN STUDIO TOUR - Greenville, SC
KENTUCK - Northport, AL
LOWE MILL SOLO SHOW - Huntsville, AL
ST. JAMES ART FAIR - Louisville, KY

Phobia - Greenville,SC

CONFLUENCE - Greenville,SC
PENROD ART FAIR - Indianapolis, IN
BIG & SMALL - Greenville, SC
WOODLAND ART FAIR - Lexington, KY
KIA ARTS FAIR - Kalamazoo, MI
FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE - Greenville, SC
LEGACY PRINT SHOW - Muncie, IN
NORTHERN VIRGINIA FESTIVAL - Reston, VA
OPEN STUDIOS RETROSPECTIVE - Greenville, SC
ARTISPHERE - Greenville, SC
THE HARDING SHOW - Nashville, TN
42nd ANDERSON ARTS CENTER SHOW - Anderson, SC
MAGIC CITY ARTS FESTIVAL - Birmingham, AL
4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL - Chattanooga, TN
81st ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL - Atlanta, GA

2016

3rd ANNUAL HOME SALE - Greenville, SC
OPEN STUDIO TOUR - Greenville, SC
CPC PRINT FAIR - Greenville, SC
KENTUCK - Northport, AL
ST. JAMES ART FAIR - Louisville, KY
ARTS IN THE HEART - Augusta, GA
WOODLAND ART FAIR - Lexington, KY
ANN ARBOR STREET FAIR - Ann Arbor, MI
ART ON THE SQUARE - Madison, WI
RITTENHOUSE SQUARE - Philadelphia, PA
NORTHERN VIRGINIA FESTIVAL - Reston, VA
OPEN STUDIOS RETROSPECTIVE - Greenville, SC
ARTISPHERE - Greenville, SC
THE HARDING SHOW - Nashville, TN
41st ANDERSON ARTS CENTER SHOW - Anderson, SC
4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL - Chattanooga, TN
80th ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL - Atlanta, GA
WINTER PARK ARTS FAIR - Winter Park, FL

2015

2nd ANNUAL HOME SALE - Greenville, SC
OPEN STUDIO TOUR - Greenville, SC
KENTUCK - Northport, AL
ST. JAMES ART FAIR - Louisville, KY
ARTS IN THE HEART - Augusta, GA
WOODLAND ART FAIR - Lexington, KY
ANN ARBOR STREET FAIR - Ann Arbor, MI
ART ON THE SQUARE - Madison, WI
FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE - Greenville, SC
COLUMBUS ARTS FESTIVAL - Columbus, OH
NORTHERN VIRGINIA FESTIVAL - Reston, VA
OPEN STUDIOS RETROSPECTIVE - Greenville, SC
ARTISPHERE - Greenville, SC
ARTISTS OF THE UPSTATE - Greenville, SC
SHIFTING PLATES II - Spartanburg, SC
SHIFTING PLATES II - Tryon, NC
BRIDGE BUILDER - Sleepy Hollow, NY
40th ANDERSON ARTS CENTER SHOW - Anderson, SC
4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL - Chattanooga, TN
79th ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL - Atlanta, GA
GASPARILLA ARTS FAIR - Tampa, FL
SPOTLIGHT ON ART - Atlanta, GA
8th ANNUAL PRINT FAIR - Augusta, GA

2014

1st ANNUAL HOME SALE - Greenville, SC
OPEN STUDIO TOUR - Greenville, SC
KENTUCK - Northport, AL
ESSENCE - SOLO SHOW - Asheville, NC
THE PLAZA ART FAIR - Kansas CIty, KS
WOODLAND ART FAIR - Lexington, KY
ART ON THE SQUARE - Madison, WI
57th STREET FESTIVAL - Chicago, IL
OLD TOWN ART FAIR - Chicago, IL
BRIDGE BUILDER - Bronxville, NY
FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE - Greenville, SC
RECENT WORK - SOLO SHOW - Greenville, SC
NORTHERN VIRGINIA FESTIVAL - Reston, VA
OPEN STUDIOS RETROSPECTIVE - Greenville, SC
ARTISPHERE - Greenville, SC
ARTISTS OF THE UPSTATE - Greenville, SC
4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL - Chattanooga, TN
GASPARILLA ARTS FAIR - Tampa, FL
7th ANNUAL PRINT FAIR - Augusta, GA


2013

OPEN STUDIO TOUR - Greenville, SC
KENTUCK - Northport, AL
ST. JAMES ART FAIR - Louisville, KY
WOODLAND ART FAIR - Lexington, KY
ART ON THE SQUARE - Madison, WI
THINKING INSIDE THE BLOCK - Martha’s Vineyard, MA
KIA ARTS FAIR - Kalamazoo, MI
FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE - Greenville, SC
RECENT WORK - SOLO SHOW - Greenville, SC
INTERIORS - Columbia, SC
ARTFIELDS - Lake City, SC
DES MOINES ART FESTIVAL - Des Moines, IA
34th ANNUAL PICKENS SHOW - Pickens, SC
NORTHERN VIRGINIA FESTIVAL - Reston, VA
OPEN STUDIOS RETROSPECTIVE - Greenville, SC
BRING ON SPRING - Greenville, SC
ARTISPHERE - Greenville, SC
ARTISTS OF THE UPSTATE - Greenville, SC
MAGIC CITY ARTS FESTIVAL - Birmingham, AL
4 BRIDGES ARTS FESTIVAL - Chattanooga, TN
77th ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL - Atlanta, GA
6th ANNUAL PRINT FAIR - Augusta, GA

2012

OPEN STUDIO TOUR - Greenville, SC
KENTUCK - Northport, AL
ST. JAMES ART FAIR - Louisville, KY
WOODLAND ART FAIR - Lexington, KY
ART ON THE SQUARE - Madison, WI
SOUTHERN ARTISTS - Warm Springs, VA
UNLEASHED -
FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE - Greenville, SC
RECENT WORK - SOLO SHOW - Greenville, SC
INTERIORS - Columbia, SC
ART PRIZE - Grand Rapids, MI
WAKING UP WITH VAN GOGH - Hickory, NC
33rd ANNUAL PICKENS SHOW - Pickens, SC
37th ANDERSON ARTS CENTER SHOW - Anderson, SC
NORTHERN VIRGINIA FESTIVAL - Reston, VA
OPEN STUDIOS RETROSPECTIVE - Greenville, SC
BRING ON SPRING - Greenville, SC
ARTISPHERE - Greenville, SC
ARTISTS OF THE UPSTATE - Greenville, SC
76th ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL - Atlanta, GA
SPOTLIGHT ON ART - Atlanta, GA

2011

OPEN STUDIO TOUR - Greenville, SC
TELFAIR ART FAIR - Savannah, GA
KENTUCK - Northport, AL
ARTCLECTIC - Nashville, TN
ST. JAMES ART FAIR - Louisville, KY
THE BIRDS & THE BEASTS - Cotuit, MA
BRUSH & GOUGE - Greenville, SC
LIFE IN RELIEF -  Greenville, SC
RUNNING WITH PAINT - Greenville, SC
32nd ANNUAL PICKENS SHOW - Pickens, SC
36th ANDERSON ARTS CENTER SHOW - Anderson, SC
SHIFTING PLATES - Greenville, SC
WOODCUTS - Aiken, SC
OCTO PRINT - Greenville, SC
PICCOLO SPOLETO - Charleston, SC
ARTISPHERE - Greenville, SC
BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL - Houston, TX
75th ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL - Atlanta, GA
5th ANNUAL PRINT FAIR - Augusta, GA

2010

OPEN STUDIO TOUR - Greenville, SC
WOODCUTS - SOLO SHOW - Pickens, SC
WOODCUTS - SOLO SHOW - Savannah, GA
TELFAIR ART FAIR - Savannah, GA
KENTUCK - Northport, AL
ARTCLECTIC - Nashville, TN
ST. JAMES ART FAIR - Louisville, KY
ATLANTA ARTS FESTIVAL - Atlanta, GA
INDIE CRAFT PARADE - Greenville, SC
END OF THE LINE - Greenville, SC
ALL OVER THE PLACE - Greenville, SC
WOODLAND ART FAIR - Lexington, KY
TRIBUTE TO FOLK - Greenville, SC
31st ANNUAL PICKENS SHOW - Pickens, SC
WELLS STREET FESTIVAL - Chicago, IL
PICCOLO SPOLETO - Charleston, SC
ARTISPHERE - Greenville, SC
74th ANNUAL DOGWOOD FESTIVAL - Atlanta, GA
4th ANNUAL PRINT FAIR - Augusta, GA
WOOD, METAL, PAPER, INK - Muncie, IN

 

1989 - 2009 Available on request