I grew up in tobacco country, central North Carolina. I drive a truck and I like old barns. Farm equipment, the smell of plowed dirt and rolling landscapes say home to me. When I was a boy, summer vacations with family were spent at the beach. I still have a thing for boats, lighthouses and water; painting them connects me to that earlier time.
I’ve drawn since childhood but took for granted the natural beauty of pastures, ponds, fields and farm buildings. A handful of years ago, when I set out to paint my surroundings, I truly began to see color in the shadows and the play of light.
I work eight-to-five as an electrical engineer. My job is structured by the laws of mathematics and physics. To be valid, it must be interpreted precisely and in the same way by those who utilize it. To break those constraints, I paint nights and weekends, filling my canvases with bold swirls of color.
My wife's obsession with spinning, knitting and all things fiber inspired me to paint sheep, goats, alpacas and bunnies, with the goal of finding an animal's attitude or personality and translating it to canvas or panel.
My hope is to create work that brings pleasure to others.
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Most of my paintings are also available as professionally-produced prints.
Commissions are welcome.