I am a painter living in rural northeast Alabama. My primary medium is acrylic paint, often adding strips of printed fabric. I paint, cut and assemble pieces of canvas and fabric to transform interesting forms into colorful images. I enjoy working with man-made, natural, and iconic forms that most people will recognize. But in the end, painting is a way to examine things that have an emotional hold on me – whether it is utilitarian objects I work with, houses from forgotten dreams, roadways I have traveled, or forms found in nature. Wherever my subconscious takes me, I want it to be beautiful there.
Recent juried art show participation
The Arts Council of Huntsville displays at the Von Braun Center; 2014, 2015
Cambridge, MA: Chroma National Juried Exhibition at Gallery 263, 2015
Palm Beach, FL: Contempo Exhibition at the Lighthouse Art Center; 2015
Atlanta, GA: Metro Montage at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art; 2014
Selma, AL: ArtsRevive Roots and Wings; 2014
Knoxville, TN: Arts and Culture Alliance National Exhibition; 2014
I am a painter; my primary media are acrylic paints, inks, and strips of fabric.
Using soft materials and straight-edged subjects, I juxtapose candy-colored paint and engineered or utilitarian objects. I like topics that contain inherent contrasts, a dichotomy of useful purpose and intriguing design.
I enjoy working with man-made and iconic forms that most people will recognize. But ultimately, painting is a way to examine things that have a hold on my psyche. I was concerned with freeways and heavy traffic because of my job when I lived in southern California. Lately, I am working on paintings that depict houses and household appliances. Whatever the subject matter, the impetus and the result must be emotionally important.