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b. Washington, DC.
Lives and works in Atlanta, GA

My paintings are informed by an interest in documentation of place, before our urban forests and old growth trees are lost to development. I have been painting an abstracted version of landscape in much the same vein since the early 1980s, when “urban growth” first threatened my home in the Poncey-Highland area of metro Atlanta. The Carter Center was then a field of kudzu and haven for homeless and the indigent.

The highly visceral involvement with nature in my work becomes a reminder of its importance in our everyday lives. How does place speak to us, and how do we communicate this deep and fragile bond?
I’m currently producing a body of work inspired by my region of metro Atlanta. I paint what is rapidly changing; bulldozers leveling woodlots, dry creek beds that combat runoff - all of the mundanities of daily living, surrounded by a natural world.

David Abram suggests in his book, The Spell of the Sensuous, that “as the technology of writing…spreads through a previously oral culture, the felt power and personality of particular places begins to fade.” We can read these written stories anywhere, losing the original connection and primal energy to sites where they took place. In contrast, my task is to transpose and create a universal visual experience.

There is humor and pathos in the paintings, a transformation out of destruction and profound ravages to the land. A particular Southern vernacular exists as a memento of how changes to our surrounding environment over time surfaces in my work. Communities and environments evolve, and their histories survive in disparate and incongruous mediums.


I grew up in Princeton, NJ and have lived in New England, Canada, San Francisco, the Midwest, southeastern Pennsylvania and recently returned to Atlanta where I lived from 1976 to 1997.


UC Berkeley, CA

Eight years private study - Chatov Studio, Atlanta, GA

Bradford College, Bradford, MA

Princeton, NJ - private study art and music

Professional experience - Video/Film independent and Broadcast Design Director for 26 years in Atlanta, San Francisco, South Bend and Philadelphia. Judge for BDA Awards Conference from 1999 - 2010.


Selected Exhibitions


Viewpoints, Studio Montclair Leach Gallery, Montclair, NJ. Juried by Sally Morgan Lehman, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC..

LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Art Museum, GA. Juried by Hannah Israel.

Pin-Up Exhibit for members, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA (MOCA GA).

Viridian Artists Invitational, Viridian Artists Gallery, 548 West 28th St. NY, NY

Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, GA. Renewal National Exhibition, juried by Joseph Norman, Professor of Art at Lamar Dodd School of Art, UGA, Athens, GA.

Avondale Arts Alliance Center inaugural exhibit, Avondale Estates, GA.


Viridian Artists Invitational, Viridian Artists Gallery, 548 West 28th St. NY, NY


Viridian Artists Invitational, Viridian Artists Gallery, 548 West 28th St. NY, NY

The Bowery Gallery National Competition, juried by Lance Esplund. 547 West 28th St. NY, NY.

deYoung Museum of Art, Pictures of People web exhibit in conjunction with the exhibt Alice Neel: People come First. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Franciso, CA.


Viridian Artists Invitational, The Gift, curated by Vernita Nemec, Viridian Artists Gallery, 548 West 28th St. NY, NY.


Valdosta National 2019, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State Universty, GA. Curated by Michael McFalls, Professor of Art and Sculpture, Columbus State University, GA, and Director of the Pasaquan Foundation.


ATHICA, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA. Curated by Annette Cone-Skelton, Director Museum of Contemporary Art, GA (MOCA GA).

Viridian Artists Invitational, Unusual Politics: The Madness of Reality. Curated by Vernita Nemec, Director Viridian Gallery, NYC, NY.

Quinlan Visual Arts Center, GoGoArt! City of Gainesville Connection Bus Shelter Art Project.

Georgia Artists: A Juried Exhibition, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, GA. Curated by Leah Owenby, manager of the permanent collection at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA; Ed Horlbeck, artist; Jean Westmacott, former director of the Brenau University Art Galleries.

LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA. Curated by artist Deanna Sirlin.


Pin-Up Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA.


Small Works Invitational, Prince Street Gallery, NYC.

Miniature Perspectives Exhibit, Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA.


Kress Foundation Project, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA. Exhibit and Multimedia book.

Pin-Up Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA.

Paideia School Art Visions fundraiser, Atlanta, GA.

65th Annual Exhibit, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

The Third Virginia Avery Memorial 'Reflections' juried exhibition at Mable House Arts Center in Mableton, GA. Juried by artist Gail Wegodsky. Sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women.


Paideia School Art Visions fundraiser, Atlanta, GA.

Salon of Peaceful Shadows, Tender Flame of Eternal Youth, Pillowtex Lofts, Atlanta, GA. Invitational benefit for Giveusnames, curated by Phil Elie.

Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville 25th National Juried Competition, Douglasville, GA. Juried by Angela Nichols, Director of Programming at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA.

Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL. 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition. Curated by artist Adrian Arleo.

Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Sound Off! Art Inspired by Music Summer Exhibition. Juried by professors Dr. Ana Pozzi-Harris and John Amoss.

Decatur Fine Arts Exhibit at Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College. Juried by Flux Executive Director Anne Dennington, artists Rick Berman and Gail Vogels.

Academy of Fine Art, Lynchburg, VA. Juried by George Billis, owner George Billis Galleries in NYC and LA.

Dimensions 2011, Associated Artists, Winston-Salem, NC. Juried by Jerald Melberg, owner Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC. Awarded second place prize.

Southworks Art Exhibition, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation. Juried by Phaedra Siebert, curator at the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock.

Rome Art Coterie National Exhibit. Juried by Michael Marling de Cuellar, Professor of Art at North Georgia College.


Pin-Up Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA.

Hudson Valley Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC.

The Promotion Project, CAA in Chicago. Sharon Butler's (Two Coats of Paint) interactive project for tenure.

Landfillart Project. 51 countries participating in hubcap art project to protest landfills and advocate for the three R's: reduce, re-use and recycle.


Fall Members Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. juried by Michael Gallagher, Professor of Painting, PAFA.

A Woman's Perspective, Long Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA.

Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Art Museum's 69th Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Sam Gilliam. Philadelphia, PA.


Small Works Invitational, Prince Street Gallery, NYC.
Florence Lynch Gallery Silent Auction to benefit Transfiguation School, NYC.


International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Piazza Garibaldi Montecastello di Vibio, Italy, Residency final exhibition.

Wayne Arts Center, PA National Spring Open, Juror: Mark Van Proyen, Art Critic and Associate Professor of Painting and Art History at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Affiliate Group Exhibit, Viridian Gallery, NYC.


17th National Juried Exhibition, Viridian Gallery, NYC.
Juried by Robert Rosenblum, Guggenheim Museum, NYC.

4 person regional show, Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN.

Group winter exhibit, CircaArts Gallery, South Bend, IN

Chicago Motion Graphics Festival, screenings in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Dallas, and Toronto.


Cabaret Xcen*trick, South Bend Regional Art Museum, South Bend, IN


Image Film and Video Festival, 20th Anniversary, Atlanta, GA.


Charlotte Film and Video Festival, Charlotte, NC. Best of show travelled in 1994.

1991 The Mattress Factory Show, King Plow Art Center, Atlanta, GA

Art in the Hospital, Medical College of GA, Augusta. Juried by William Schinsky, former Director of New Visions Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, AL. Juried by Dr. Harry Rand, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.

Farewell to Forrest Avenue, Nexus Gallery, Atlanta. Curated by Dan Talley, then Director of Nexus.


Political Commentary, Highland Gallery, Atlanta. Curated by Gail Goodwin, Director.

New Haven Series, J. Arc & Company, Decatur, GA.

Nexus Biennale, Atlanta. Curated by Alan Sondheim, then Director of Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY.

LaGrange National Exhibition XII, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA, Juror, Patterson Sims, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art.

The Theatre Art Galleries, High Point, NC. Curated by Tomi Melson, Director.

Dimensions, Associated Artists, Winston-Salem, NC. Juried by Thom Andriola, Director of New Gallery, Houston, TX.

Hudson Valley National, Dutchess Art Association, Poughkeepsie, NY. Juried by Holly Solomon, Director Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC.

Bradford College Alumni Invitational, Bradford College, MA. Juried by Richard Newman, Chair Creative Arts.

Mattress Factory Exhibit, Atlanta Arts Festival. Juried by Jack Sinclair, Director Municipal Gallery, Atlanta..

Nexus Alternate Biennale, Atlanta. Juried by Alan Sondheim, then Director of Nexus.

Pillowtex Warehouse Invitational Exhibit, Atlanta.

Spartanburg Regional, Friends of the Arts, Spartanburg, SC. Juried by Lowery Sims, then curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition, Gertrude Herbert Memorial Institute of Art, Augusta, GA. Juried by William Fahnoe..

Painting/Southeast, Florida Gulf Coast Arts Center, FL. Juried by Miriam Shapiro.

LaGrange National, LaGrange Art Center, GA. Juried by Linda Cathcart, then curator at The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX.

Gertrude Herbert Memorial Institute, Augusta, GA. Juried by Director Edward Rice.


Odyssey Studio Gallery Winter Invitational, Atlanta, GA.

Highland Gallery Spring Exhibit, Atlanta. Juried by Gail Goodwin, Director

Exhibitions, individual
Hudson Valley Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.

University of Wisconsin Art Center at Marshfield, WI.

New Haven Series, J. Arc & Company, Decatur, GA.

Municipal Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Blue Rat Gallery, Atlanta. Funded in part by Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs


Grants, Awards & Residencies


LaGrange Art Museum, Director's Award


MOCA GA Digital Artist Archives

Hambidge Residency, GA wait list


Prize winner in the Kress Foundation Project, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA. Exhibit and Multimedia book.

Finalist for the Lillian Orlowsky/William Freed Foundation Grant, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA.

Second place prize from Jerald Melberg of the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC. Dimensions 2011 at Associated Artists, Winston-Salem, NC.


Artist residency at the International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy.

Nominating committee for the National Design Awards, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NYC.

Silver Telly for Art Direction, Broadcast TV.


City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs Artist Projects Grant.

BDA Silver and Bronze awards.


gallery affiliations
2006 - current Viridian Gallery, Chelsea NY
2003 - 2004 - CircaArts Gallery, South Bend, IN
1985-1986 - Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
1984 - Gilliam-Peden Gallery, Raleigh, NC.
1983-1984 - Portfolio Gallery, (now Sandler-Hudson Gallery) Atlanta, GA.