Seasoned is the best description
I can come up with for me and for my work. Seasoned with years
of experience in a variety of areas that have blended into the most satisfying combination of knowledge, expression and flavor.
A solid liberal arts foundation from the University of North Carolina has allowed me to work in the most interesting territories within the past 40 years.
I graduated magna cum laude
in fine arts: painting, drawing and printmaking; and double majored in classical languages: Ancient Greek and Latin.
That broad background–with exposure to deep technique and deep thought by wonderful instructors–has made it possible for me to know how to gain depth in a multitude of areas with ease. Knowing when it was time to move forward also kept me growing in the areas of writing, organizing, creating, managing and supervising jobs; as well as exploration and expression in architectural, fine, graphic and publishing arts and teaching.
For well over 46 years, I have been fortunate to have been exposed to and to have worked with some of the best models in the fields of painting, drawing, graphic design, printmaking, glass and neon design, lettering arts, book design, marketing and publishing. I have had the opportunity to travel extensively and I now live in what I believe to be the most beautiful part of the world!
A variety of my work (glass, signage calligraphy, painting, drawing, books and textiles) has been commissioned and/or collected around the world and exhibited in local and regional invitational and juried shows across the US.
Currently I am working in my studio, doing quick-draw painting events in Cody, Wyoming and teaching calligraphy where I most gratefully live and breathe in the fresh air of the Absaroka mountains each day.