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BIO

I am a contemporary artist living and working in Richmond, Virginia.  I work in all mediums but my primary focus is on acrylic paintings and pen and ink.  I left my teaching career and began the full time pursuit of my art in 2013.  With a distinct cubist influence, my work frequently features bright colors with strong line work.  My work is an attempt to display the thoughts that flash through my mind as I observe the world.  I have done many murals and public sculptures and my work can be found in public and private collections as well. 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Reawakening, Juried Group Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC           March-May 2020

A juried group show featuring works from select artists.

 

A Conversation with Old Friends, Solo Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC      Oct 2019

A retrospective solo show of my work curated by Chad Beroth.

 

The Coaster Show, Juried Group Show, 30 South Gallery, Pasadena, CA                        Oct 2019

A juried group show featuring works from select artists.

 

Eidolon, Juried Group Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC                                     Feb 2019

A juried group show featuring works from select artists. 

 

Oculus, Invitational Group Show, Studio 503, Greensboro, NC                                        Aug 2018

A group show of select invited artists with a theme of human identity. 

 

With A Little Help From Friends, Feature Show, Delurk Gallery                                        Aug 2018

A collection of collaborative works between myself and several prominent Winston Salem artists.

 

Rise Of The Phoenix, Group Show, Fredric Jameson Gallery, Duke University     May- Aug 2018 

A juried group show put on by Artist Studio Project and shown on the campus of Duke University.

The work of several powerful female artists accompanied by a collection of 12x12 portraits of women of significance. 

 

Almost Home, Solo Show, The Art Lounge, Spartanburg, SC                                            Feb 2018 

A solo show featuring my paintings at The Art Lounge in Spartanburg, SC. 

 

Fractured Figures, Solo Show, The Artist Bloc, Greensboro, NC                                      Aug 2017

A solo show featuring my paintings at The Artist Bloc. 

 

Identity, Invitational Group Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC                            July 2017

A group show of select invited artists with a theme of human identity. 

 

Member Show, Group Show, McColl Center, Charlotte NC                                                Aug 2016 

A group show featuring smaller works from artists who are members of the McColl Center. 

 

An Introduction, Feature Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem NC                                June 2016

A featured showing of my work that served to introduce me as the newest member of Delurk. 

 

Wings, Group Show, New South Gallery, Statesville NC                                                     Apr 2016

A group show featuring works in a wide variety of mediums on the theme of Wings. 

 

Drawing, Juried Group Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem NC                                     Jan 2016 

A juried group show focused on drawing. Only works on paper were accepted in drawing mediums. 

 

I Am Quixote, Juried Group Show, Allenton and Semans Galleries, Durham NC Nov - Jan 2016 

A juried group show featuring work with a Don Quixote theme.

The show was presented by the Artist Studio Project in collaboration with the Durham Arts Council to celebrate 400 years of Don Quixote. 

 

Fauna, Faces & Figures, Trio Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC Nov. 2015- Dec. 2015 

A show featuring my paintings and pen and inks along with work by Nico Amortegui and Stewart Knight.

 

Historic West End Arts Fest, Group Show, Winston-Salem, NC                             Sept 2013, 2015 

A biennial juried group show in the West End section of downtown Winston-Salem, NC. 

 

Concrete Canvas Mural Project, Artivity on the Green, Winston Salem, NC                    May 2015 

I was selected to be one of 10 artists from four cities to paint one of the inaugural murals in a new public park in downtown Winston Salem. 

 

The Little Things, Group Show, DeLurk Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC                               Jan. 2015 

A juried show featuring small works. No piece in the show could have a dimension larger than 14 inches. 

 

OTHER SHOWINGS 

  • Kitchen Sink, Juried Show, Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem NC                                             2016-2019

  • Unbound and Unleashed, Juried Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC                 2014- 2019  

  • A Taste, Solo Show, Liberty Arts, Winston Salem, NC                                                       Dec-Feb 2017

  • Little Big Boards, Group Show, Urban Grinders, Greensboro, NC                                     March 2016

  • Odds and Ends, Solo Show, Karma Salon, Winston Salem, NC                                       Feb-Apr 2016

  • Rustic Muse, Group Show, Muddy Creek Cafe, Winston-Salem, NC                                      Nov 2015

  • “In Their Own Words” the Musicians, Solo Show, Earshot, Winston Salem, NC           May-Aug 2015

  • Mental Prism, Solo Show, Unleashed Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC                        Apr-May 2015

  • Thinking of a Master Plan, Group Show, Uptown Artworks, Greensboro, NC                     May 2015

  • Solo Show, Davie Education Center, Advance, NC                                                             Feb-May2015

  • Solo Show, Uptown Artworks, Greensboro, NC                                                                         Feb 2015

  • In Their Own Words, Studio 7, Winston-Salem, NC                                                                  Dec 2014

  • The Wall, Group Show, Menace Inc Studios, Greensboro, NC                                         Dec-Jan 2014

  • Elegance in the Chaos, Featured Show, Red Dog Gallery, Winston, Salem, NC                   Dec 2014

  • Third Quarter Show, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC           July-Oct 2014

  • Halloween Show, Group Show, Menace Inc., Greensboro NC                                                 Oct 2014

  • Year of the Arts Fall Festival, Group Show, Highpoint University                                           Sept 2014

  • Reflexion, Solo Show, Studio 7, Winston Salem, NC                                                                  July 2014

  • Art On Paper Show, Group Show, Menace Inc Studio, Greensboro, NC                                Aug 2014

  • Just One more Quarter, Themed Group Show, Menace Inc. Studios, Greensboro NC       June 2014

  • Art, Duo Show at Diamondback Restaurant                                                                       Feb-Mar 2014

  • Davidson County Community College Spring Show                                                          Jan-May 2013

  • “Best of”, Studio 7, Winston Salem, NC                                                                                       Dec 2013

  • Optical Descent. Solo Show, Winston-Salem, NC                                                                      Aug 2013

  • Art for the Masses, Juried Group Show, Wilmington, NC                                                         Nov 2012

  • The Plunge, Juried Group Show, Lake Gaston, NC                                                  Aug 2011, Aug 2012

  • Fall for the Arts, Juried Group Show, Lake Gaston, NC                          Oct 2010, Oct 2011, Oct 2012

  • Modern Furniture Studio, Charlotte, NC                                                                                   2017-2020

  • Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC                                                                                       2015-present

  • Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC                                                                                    2014-present

  • Sandpiper Gallery, Sullivans Island, SC                                                                                 2020-present

 

GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS 

  • A.I.C. (Artists in Cellophane) contributing artist

  • Art-O-Mat Artist

  • A.F.A.S. In Winston-Salem, NC (board member 2013-2020)

  • Red Dog Gallery, Winston Salem, NC - Curating Committee 2015-2020

  • Delurk Gallery, Winston Salem, NC - Full Time Juried Member 2016-2020, Exhibitions Committee 2017-2020   At Large Juried Member 2020 - Present

 

AWARDS, COMPETITIONS, AND MEDIA 

  • Recipient of a “Wild Dog Initiative” Grant 2017

  • Art, Feature Article, Triad City Beat 2015

  • Historic west End Arts Fest Merit Award 2015

  • Unbound and Unleashed 2nd Place Overall and Promotional Materials 2014

  • Recipient of a “Wild Dog Initiative” Grant 2014

  • Artist Profile, Winston-Salem Journal 2014

  • Artist of the Month, The Lake Magazine 2011

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