MFA Drawing, University of Cincinnati, 1995
MA Drawing, Murray State University, 1991
BFA Painting, Murray State University, 1988
King's College, London 1986 & 1988
Originally from Western Kentucky, I live in Paducah where I teach basic drawing classes, life drawing, portfolio development and introduction to art at the Paducah School of Art and Design. On the side, I teach for the Kentucky Institute for International Studies at West Kentucky University taking Kentucky students to Italy, Paris, and Costa Rica for digital photography and drawing classes.
My recent large scale, realistic charcoal drawings are auto-biographical
narratives exploring many themes as I get older: personal relationships, family relationships, failing and
reconnecting memory, dementia, abandonment, domestic violence all drawn in the flavor of surrealism and sometimes religious themes set in modern dream-like scenarios. Shape repetition and circles appear in my
drawings to isolate specific areas, suggest halos and enhance the design. All drawings are created through a
toned paper process and created in layers of varying charcoals, white conté and erasing.