I have drawn my entire life.A pencil has always been my confidant and the switch that ignites my brain. It has always been so.For me, drawing is thinking, they are forever linked. Just looking at a past drawing or doodle instantly triggers what I was thinking at that particular time. My own language, silent, only a few can read it. Maybe you can.
I studied art under Maud Gatewood and Robert Marsh at Averett University earning a B.A. degree for Art in 1991. It was a magical place and time. History oozed from the walls, from every nook it seemed that a memory haunted. Where else can you learn to paint and draw in an empty swimming pool?
I was born in Eastern Kentucky. I live here now. My inspirations are deeply tangled but the seeds were planted by my mountain family. Creativity abounds, unabated by hardship.
I received a most welcome fellowship and teaching assistantship to attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree there in 1998. History oozed from these walls as well, you just had to scrape a little harder.