Artist’s Statement

Dysthymia, 2017, Private collection, Asheboro, North, Carolina

Painting is one of my earliest memories: craft paint, fingers, paper, maybe a cheap plastic brush. I couldn’t have been more than five.

I dabbled with art and music off and on from elementary school through high school and into my time at Western Carolina University, before life and the challenges of work and family pushed me away for nearly twenty years.

I began painting again in 2004, and except for a brief dormant period following the death of one of my parents, I haven’t slowed down since. Although I have dabbled with landscapes and figures off and on over the years I’m not much interested in realism; we have cameras for that.

Color and texture have always fascinated me more than line and form. My aim is to create something interesting that would not otherwise exist.