In 2001 my family and I moved from Wilmington, NC to the small town of Jasper, TN. We fulfilled a dream by purchasing some land with a 100+ rear old home. A rustic art studio was added along with other out buildings. My recent works are based on my environment, specifically the land, rivers and vegetation. My work is also inspired by my love antiques and landscaping. To me, painting is a way to convey ideas in a compelling way and I strive to provide a balance between abstraction and realism. My work expresses the memories of nature and the many places I have lived.