Artist Statement


My work is my impression of what I see.

In my painting, I try to convey the concept of the sublime, especially the sense of insignificance of humankind in relation to the awesome infinity and power of nature.  I humbly try to have my paintings be alive with tactile brushwork and atmospheric lighting that seems to breathe.

Hopefully, it is my views and ideas that will make the canvas glow with life and not just the bare facts of what I see.


Professional Affiliations

Oil Painters of America

Signature Member of the Western North Carolina Plein Air Painters

Arts Council of Henderson County

Asheville Urban Landscape Project

North Carolina Plein Air Painters



Education and Workshops

 2015     Advanced Workshop, Scott Christensen

2014     Techniques of the Hudson River School with Erik Koeppel & Lauren Sansaricq

2010     Plein Air Painting Workshop, Jack Pardue, PSA

2003     Color Workshop, Robert Carsten, PSA

2003     Plein Air Painting Workshop, Robert Carsten, PSA

2001     Color Workshop, Skip Lawrence

1972-3   Rocky Mountain School of Art, Studied under Phillip J. Steele



Selected Awards, Publications, and Exhibitions

2017    Painting selected for a downtown banner, ArtScape, Arts Council of Henderson


2016    AAPL 88th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC

            Evening Light - Broad River20x30 inches   oil on panel

2015    Featured in GurneyJourney.Blogspot, James Gurney's Art Blog about sketching

            Asheville Botanical Gardens   8x10 inches   gouache on paper

2014    Painting published in International Artists Magazine in an article about creating glow in painting

            Vance Birthplace   12x16 inches   oil on panel      

2012    Bascom Regional Artist Exhibition (Representing Appalachian Pastel Society)

2011    Best Landscape Award, Appalachian Pastel Society Juried Member Exhibition

            Triple Falls   16x24 inches   pastel on Wallis Paper

2011    Juried Colorado Pastel Society Mile High International Exhibition

2011    One Man Show, Art League of Henderson County, NC

2010    First Place, Art Council of Henderson County, NC, “Bring Us Your Best”

            Hooker Falls   12x16 inches   pastel on Wallis Paper

2010    Juried National Appalachian Pastel Society Exhibition

2009    Juried National Plein Air Festival, Wayne PA

2007    Award of Excellence, Chester County Bradford Galleries Annual Juried ArtExhibition

2006    National Northeast Pastel Exhibition in Old Forge, NY

2005    One Man Show Gremlin Fine Arts, Inc., Manchester, VT

2003    First Place, First Annual Northeast Art Competition