I was born. When I was about 6, I started drawing. Later, I started painting. That's still what I'm doing.
What I know, I put into my work. I am interested in visible or tangible things that are, rather than Opinion. In my work there are pre-formed, conventional, depersonalized, factual elements - impartial objects. I am concerned with the wholeness of a thing remaining within the boundaries of knowledge.
I strive to conceal and reveal known objects at the same time. We have an existing language of words, signs, symbols, shapes, formulas, treatises, poems and the like - whole bodies of belief and knowledge that can, presumably, describe and penetrate anything and everything. Yet, I am forced to recognize that the system, which enables me to form a piece of art and to think coherently, cannot define how I uniquely think or feel, or even how I picture myself and everything outside myself. The plane of my work has always been real things - real moments resting in time, where the ideational and perceptual worlds intersect to form image, idea, icon, and space - and where I, and therefore the viewer, is projected through to another reality.
Technique is inextricably tied to the content of my work. By working in all mediums, I work with numerous techniques. As a painter, acrylic is my medium of choice. My 3D & sculptural materials range from chicken wire to wood to aluminum to whatever material I find in my field of sight. As a printmaker, I work with all methods - woodblock, silkscreens, blueprints, lithographs and prints that combine two or three processes. For me there is no hierarchy among these mediums and techniques. Yet, as far as art, drawing is the way I speak the best, the clearest.
Miscellaneous Exhibitions :
Texas: Houston Museum of Fine Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Carson's Art Gallery, Greenhills Gallery, Reed Stemmel Gallery, Fort Worth Museum of Art, Tiburon Gallery.
Tennessee: Memphis Collage of Art, Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis), Art Village, Ocean Way (Nashville), House of Blues Studios (Nashville).
Georgia: Soho-Myriad Gallery.
Arizona: Tiburon Gallery.
California: Luguna Gallery of Fine Art, House of Blues (LA), House of Blues Studios (LA).
NYC: Agora Gallery (Chelsea), Macinroe Gallery, Lewin Gallery, Soho Gallery.
Michigan: Studio 139. London (UK): The Gallery of Soho.
Scotland (UK): Conservatory of Art, Crage Gallery.
France: Bjorklund's (Champagne, Le Prince).
Universities: Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Southern Methodist University, Memphis College of Art.
Miscellaneous Art Pursuits:
Commercial Advertising Agencies: Olgvy & Mather, Tracy Locke, GSD&M.
Magazine, Illustrations & Corporate Clients: Texas Monthly, Hewlett-Packard Computers, Houston City, HealthCare International, Time Magazine, McDonald's, Tennessee and Alabama Tourism, Wal-Mart, La-Z-Boy, House of Blues, Motorola, Baldwin Pianos, Island Records, CBS Records, Dell Computers, Houston Symphony, Southwest Airlines, etc., Private collections.
National/Regional Addys, National Graphic Design, National Advertising Federation, National Illustration and National Works on Paper.
Miscellaneous Artist in Residence/Instructor:
Southern Methodist University, University of Texas, Conservatory of Art, Edinburgh Scotland, Memphis College of Art (Masters Design Program), Greenhills Middle and Upper School (Dallas).
North Texas State, Memphis College of Art, Southwestern and Dallas Seminaries, Oxford (UK), Ansel Adams, Duane Michales, the painter Rosha, plus a bunch of courses and individual studies, which meant more to me than someone reading this stuff.
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