I find beauty in both subject and process. I bargain with artistic elements in varying intensity, variety, placement and proportion then shift within styles as if choosing colors or shapes. Beauty exists in every imaginable thing; there it has always lived before we discover it. As with the proverbial glass of water, half full or half empty, whichever we find - neither view affects the level of water in the glass. My purpose for creating a work of art is to celebrate beauty in those who see it and to persuade those who do not.
Majored in Studio Art at Georgia State University (1982), and received a Bachelors of Visual Arts degree. Studied privately for years after graduation with Joseph Perrin, world renowned artist and head emeritus of the School of Art and Design at GSU. In 2004 the Carter Center in Atlanta invited me to give a solo art exhibit to an audience that included President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn. Mrs. Carter has purchased two of my works to hang at the Carter Center in Atlanta and my art donations to the Center have brought as much as $21,000.00 for a single painting at auction. My designs grace homes and hotels around the world.