B I O / C V
I'm a contemporary artist living in Atlanta, GA.
As a youngster I was one of the "artists in the family", and spent a lot of time drawing. I went from ball point pens to pencils and then pen and ink, and I was focusing on realism, but around the age of 10, I started getting into comics and comic art which exposed me to much more stylistic drawing such as Dean, Matthews, Windsor-Smith, Druillet and Moebius.
Upon entering the Fine Art program at my local college; Pensacola State College; under the leadership of award-winning painter Carl Duke and artist and poet Allan Peterson I began painting.
At the age of 20 I visited The National Gallery in Washington, where I saw the exhibition "Kandinsky: Improvisations", as well as large paintings by Matisse, Motherwell, Gottlieb and others. That experience opened my eyes and mind to an appreciation for modern art. My main artistic influencers are Kline, Soulages and de Kooning, but I also love De Chirico, Magritte and Whistler. Really too many to name.
In the decades between then and now I married (a professional photographer!), raised children, had a successful career in creative direction, art direction, advertising, marketing and graphic design, but through it all I've continued my artistic journey, exploring and developing my own form of contemporary art that you see on this website.
2022 Oct Casa Batllo, Barcelona Spain "Brain Cake"
2022 Oct M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "R E M"
2022 Jun M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Visceral"
2022 May M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Liquid Arsenal"
2022 Apr M.A.D.S. Gallery, Milano Italy "Yellow"
2022 Jan Palazzo Ducale, Genoa Italy "To New Beginnings"
2022 Jan The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Duality"
2021 Nov The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Menagerie"
2021 May Oculus, NYC MvVO AD ART SHOW
2021 May The Loft Gallery, Marietta GA "Flourish"
2020 Sep Galleria Cael, Milano Italy "Sparkle"
2020 Aug Palazzo Ducale, Genoa Italy "Eureka"
2019 Oct The Mill, Roswell GA Creative Mill Art Exposition
2018 Oct The Mill, Roswell GA Creative Mill Art Exposition
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