- Bio -


"WaterFall" - 36" x 72" - 2009
I hail from Ducktown, Georgia, a don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-it town about sixty miles north of Atlanta. I moved to New York in 1980 to be an actor, but I have found that my talents have extended beyond that one career. Art is one of them and certainly the most important now.

I’ve been a magazine reporter, playwright, screenwriter, club musician, and teacher, all of which I prepared myself for beforehand, but I am a completely self-taught artist. In 2007, while on a sabbatical in Italy where I went to finish a play I was writing, I visited the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery in Venice and was awe-struck by the collection there. I was completely transfixed. Something new was happening inside of me. Something very, very different. I continued on throughout Italy visiting various galleries and museums, enthralled by what I saw.

I came back to New York and immediately started painting. My life was galvanized into a whole new direction. I found that non-verbal expression says far more than words do. Since starting to paint in 2007, I have had more than twenty exhibitions in New York and regionally, most of which are below.
2008 Jadite Gallery, New York, Solo Exhibition
2008 New York Public Library, Solo Exhibition
2010 Artists in the Kitchen, New York, Group Exhibition
2010 Jadite Gallery, Group Exhibition
2011 Jadite Gallery, Solo Exhibition
2011 New Century Artists, New York, Group Exhibition
2011 Art Students League, New York, Group Exhibition
2012 Tribeca Bond New York, Benefit for Rescuezilla
2012 Tribeca Bond New York, Solo Exhibition: “Color Boggie”
2013 Jadite Gallery, New York, Solo Exhibition: “The Water Paintings”
2013 “Hell or High Water”, New York, Group Exhibition
2013 “Piccalilli: Relishing Color ” Studio 333, New York Solo
2013 Gowanus Open Studios, Monument Tower, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Das Gallery, Group Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia (current)
2013 Art Forward Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Cornelia Street Gallery, Solo, Manhattan