I grew up in Florida during the golden age of moon landings. My father worked for the space program. The sight of a slowly ascending rocket on the horizon was a common occurrence. My little friends and I had a wild and barefoot existence beneath all of that surging technology. Our small bodies were at home in an ecosystem of lush, wet extravagance.
Later my family moved to the western edge of the Mojave Desert. It was the 1970s, and the earthy hedonism of California captured my imagination. That ethos lingers in me still. The land was vast, dry, and austere. Deserts can have that soul-expanding quality to them.
These two very different environments shaped my focus and sensibilities. I was in those landscapes, and now those landscapes are in me.
I’ve worked as a designer, an illustrator, and a fine artist. My work has been seen all over the world and been featured in publications as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Hi-Fructose magazine.
My paintings are an exploration of embodiment, or as Walt Whitman put it, “urge and urge, always the procreant urge of the world.” Some paintings are wistful story-songs of humans relating to each other and nature. Some are more abstract and aim to convey the ever-changing world we each carry inside of us, the emotional landscape. All of my paintings are made with the aim to imbue the viewer with the promise of increased connection and perhaps even reverie.
I do my work in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.
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