I grew up in Virginia and North Carolina, where the great gift of my childhood was access to the landscape. My grandfather taught me to hunt, fish, and pay attention to the country. In time, I learned wilderness, farmland, abandoned areas, and places in between. They still delight me and inform my work. Culture, like nature, will tell the truth if you let it. I like to spot the places in the landscape where nature and culture meet and rub up against one another.
As a teenager, I studied under Phyllis Biddle at Studio 1708 in Richmond, Va. Then I attended the College of William and Mary and Duke University, where I earned degrees in English and theology, in 1993 and 1996, respectively.
From 2006-2012, I studied drawing and painting at The Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, the school of classical realism founded by fresco and oil painter Ben Long and managed by artist Christopher Holt. My teachers included Ben Long, John Mac Kah, and others. My work is collected in the United States and the United Kingdom. I work at the front end of the classical realist tradition, and I use durable, historically validated materials, many of which I make myself.
- 2008: Group show at Belle Acres Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
- 2009: Group show at Belle Acres Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
- 2010: Group show at Sixteen Patton Art Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
- 2011: Solo show at The Grove Arcade Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
- 2012: Regular exhibitor, The Grove Arcade Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
- 2013: Regular exhibitor, Chowan Arts Center, Edenton, North Carolina
- 2014: Easels in the Gardens, group plein-air event and sale for The Cupola House Association, Edenton, North Carolina
- 2014: Assistant Curator and exhibitor, Of Time and the River I: the art show to benefit RiverLink.
- 2014: Solo show Wide Open, Chowan Arts Center, Edenton, North Carolina
- 2015: Group show In Praise of the Land, Chiesa, Asheville North Carolina
- 2015: Assistant Curator and exhibitor, Of Time and the River II: the art show to benefit RiverLink.
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