For the past 35 years I’ve worked as an artist, writer, magazine editor, nonprofit arts organization administrator, designer and web consultant in varying combinations, and occasionally I've found myself trying to do all of them at the same time. My formal education is as a visual artist. Originally a ceramic sculptor, I went through a conceptual art phase and eventually settled into working in assemblage sculpture and installations. Most recently I’ve been creating large-scale digital images. I take the seemingly banal minutia I find as I walk through the woods with our dogs, then use my scanner, Photoshop and imagination to create images that celebrate the often ignored aspects of nature. I print these images on canvas for indoor display and vinyl to hang as installation works in the woods around our property in rural North Carolina.
I call my art studio and gallery Bourbon, Dogs and Art because those are three of my favorite things, plus I have a long-term fantasy of creating a combination dog park, art gallery and speakeasy. But that’s a story for another time. Right now I have a studio gallery yurt where my indoor work is on display and acres of woodlands where I have an installed 20+ large-scale artworks
1% of the profits from my work goes to support International League of Conservation Photographers.
Leaves after Klimt
Leaves after Motherwell
Leaves after Matisse