As a professional artist, I have worn many hats: a full-time studio artist, college art professor and art department chair, art show judge and exhibition curator, art program director, community arts administrator, and arts volunteer. In the summer of 2000, while taking a professional retreat at a Vermont art center, I decided to move my family and my studio into the shadows of Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia.
As an artist making images/objects, I attempt to create evocative experiences for those who view my work. All of my paintings, drawings, collages, and other types of artwork grow out of an exploration of the natural world and our place in that world. I use a combination of direct observation, aesthetic, poetic, and scientific evaluation, and personal, community, and/or historical memory … and pass all these through the prism of creative exploration.