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Dear Friends, collectors, and all who view my work.
Let me take a moment to thank you, and allow you a glimpse into who I am.
I was born in a small town just south of Atlanta GA, Dec. 24th 1961. My 4 younger sisters and I were raised on biscuits and gravy, fried chicken, and butter beans. My parents did the best they could on daddy’s $9,000.00 annual income. We raised our food from the yard and mother made our clothes. Life was very simple then.
I feel my work leans towards raw, dark, powerful, passionate, sometimes disturbing and uplifting all at the same time. People ask me, what is it I paint? My answer is feelings.
My art is my only source of income. I live a modest life, filled with appreciation and gratefulness. I wish only to express all that I am in my work. My life has thus far been a varied and colorful journey. I hope others will find inspiration in the art which stems from these experiences, and that a piece of it will find its place in your home.
May you be blessed.
The joy of painting comes naturally for me. I’ve always been drawn to beautiful things, especially things with lots of color. I am fascinated by abstract, visionary, surreal, psychedelic and fantasy works. I’ve never accepted ordinary surroundings as the only view to perceive. I am convinced there is more to everything than meets the eye.
Knowing (since a child) I would some day become an artist… It wasn’t until April, 2005, my circumstances allowed me to pursue my destiny. In a place I fondly refer to as the “Country House”, I began to explore the joy of slinging paints, and watching them flow and blend together. There is no turning back now. I am officially addicted to creating art.
For me, there is nothing more rewarding than the process of creation. I manipulate colored oils and textures, and force them to collide and blend on canvas. When the colors find their place within the textures, and their movement is permanently stopped in time, my work is finished. The end result for me represents a satisfying balance of beauty, emotion, energy, and depth.
I’m a self-taught artist, who finds my tools of choice to often be an old rag, and the Earth’s own gravity. With these tools I create 99% of all my abstract works. I find an old rag to be a very useful and versatile painting tool.
Ultimately, my abstract work represents freedom. I am free to do whatever I want! Whatever mood is happening at that moment, I just let it happen on canvas. People often ask me; what exactly is it, I paint? My answer is; I paint feelings.