I began painting and doing photography as a young man. My style and media have evolved over the years to take advantage of innovations in digital technologies, and I enjoy the freedom to experiment that these techniques afford. My digital paintings are created with a tablet and stylus that allow me to represent an almost infinite array of brush, pen, pencil, and 'paint' types. As an avid music lover, I often paint while listening to music. You may notice the influence of that musical backdrop in some of my works. I also am passionate about photography and am especially drawn to candid portraiture. My aim is to capture the essential character and individuality of each person I photograph. Both my paintings and my photographs have been shown in local galleries. I live in the spectacularly beautiful Blue Ridge mountains in a small town in western North Carolina.