“I am both a realist and an optimist. In my work I endeavor to soften the edges of the human experience by focusing on the quiet elegance of this planet, giving the eye and the mind a place of respite where the heart can be replenished and find hope that the world is yet redeemable, where an apple is still sweet and a gentle flower is somehow indestructible on an unstable earth.”

Featured in Who's Who of Oil Painters of America in the March/April 2008 edition of
FineArtConnoisseur magazine.

Education: Professional Memberships:
L'Ecole Albert Defois, Les Cercueux Sous Passavant, France The Salmagundi Club
3 years intensive studio work with focus on painting and drawing the human figure Pen & Brush
Oil Painters of America (Ass.)
Schuler School of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD
3 terms studio training with focus on the human figure Audubon Artists, Inc. (Ass.)
University of South Alabama National Oil & Acrylic Painters'
1 year with focus on art history and studio training Society

University of Southern Mississippi, BA Allied Artists' of America