Artist Profile

I view a large portion of my paintings as being autobiographical.  My story is interwoven with early memories filled with colors, sounds, and shapes found in southeastern Ohio.   My concept of painting is in the abstract, as a way to chart thoughts intuitively and this form has always held a passionate place in my soul.  By blending intuitive and experimental lyrical marked references, I see my paintings taking on a distinct personality of their own.  An interesting observation of my work is the handling and interactions of line with color blocking techniques.  My paintings seem to have a transcending spirit that holds your interest and takes you by surprise.

Recycling literal or in my thoughts has been a big part of my art, which I incorporate with the love of printing, drawing and paint.  Each work created helps me examine the ever evolving themes that are addressed.  An expressionistic balancing act is the goal with my work that I always attempt to reach.

My paintings recently I noticed have revisited references of past organic works.  These new works are from the series entitled Changing Seasons, which I attempted to examine seasonal organic shapes in various lighting.  The charcoal pencil markings intertwined with multiply levels of collage and paint often remind me of preparing a meal from the steps of a cooking receipt.  Ironically I spent many years in the food industry before producing art full time.   

Atlanta is where I call home.  Today I continue to explore new avenues and experiments with cutting edge techniques with my work.

Education

Ohio University, Attended Fall 1974 Master's Program of Interpersonal Communication School

Ohio University, 1974 BGS (Fine Arts & Small Business Administration Self Designed Degree)

Exhibitions & Publications

2014

T. Botero Gallery, Atlanta Americas Mart, Trade Showroom Group Exhibition, Exhibited Paintings on Paper & Canvas, July

Huff Harrington Fine Art Gallery, Group Show Exhibition/Bastille Day, Paintings on Paper & Canvas, July

Jerry Pair (SFDC) Showroom Exhibition & Representation (New York, Atlanta & South Florida)Painting on Canvas

Mathew's Fine Furniture Galleries Atlanta Special In-Store Event for The Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine's 15 Under 40 Designers Issue, Exhibited Paintings on Paper For The Event, April

Atlanta Decorators' Show House & Gardens, Paintings on Paper Exhibited, Designer Barbara Heath, April

DC Design House/Benefiting Children's National Health System, Exhibited Canvas Work , Designer Nancy Colbert, April

T. Botero Gallery, High Point, NC, Trade Showroom Group Exhibition, Exhibited Paintings on Paper & Canvas, April

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, Featured on Magazine Cover & Article, Trusted Instincts, March Issue

Huff Harrington Fine Art Gallery/Trinity School Atlanta, Juried Group Show, Works on Paper, February

Huff Harrington Fine Art Gallery, Group Show Exhibition/A Grand Affair, Paintings on Paper & Canvas, January

2013

T. Botero Gallery, Atlanta Americas Mart, Trade Showroom Group Exhibition, Exhibited Paintings on Paper & Canvas, July

Huff Harrington Fine Art Gallery, Group Show Exhibition, Paintings on Paper & Canvas

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, Featured Article, A Bespoke Touch, Designer Robert Brown, June Issue

Poggenpohl Atlanta Kitchen Design Showroom/Design Atlanta Month, Invited Guest Artist, June

Wesleyan School Atlanta, Juried Group Show, Invited Featured Artist, May

T. Botero Gallery, High Point, NC & ADAC Atlanta, Trade Showroom Group Exhibitions, Exhibited Paintings on Paper & Canvas, April

EJ Victor Showroom, High Point, NC, Trade Showroom Exhibition of Paintings on Canvas, April

Huff Harrington Fine Art Gallery, Group Show Exhibition, Paintings on Paper & Canvas

Huff Harrington Fine Art Gallery/Trinity School Atlanta, Juried Group Show, Works on Paper, February

2012

Huff Harrington Fine Art Gallery, Group Show Exhibition, Paintings on Paper & Canvas, Fall Show

St. Regis Residencies Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Article, Private Quarters/ High Rise Living, August

T. Botero Gallery, Atlanta Americas Mart, Trade Showroom Group Exhibition, Exhibited Paintings on Canvas, July

Huff Harrington Fine Art Gallery, Group Show Exhibition, Paintings on Paper & Canvas, Summer Show

T. Botero Gallery, High Point, NC & ADAC Atlanta, Trade Showroom Group Exhibitions, Exhibited Painting on Canvas, April

Mathews Fine Furniture Galleries Atlanta Special In-Store Event to Introduce the "new" Barbara Barry Collection, Exhibited Paintings on Paper For The Event, February

Corporate Collections

1010 Atlanta

ABC Productions

BG&E Hotels

Chevron Corporation

Crown Plaza Hotels

Hanover Condominium Atlanta

Holiday Inn Express

Holzer Hospital Clinic

Intercontinental Hotels

Marriott Hotels

Nordstrom Department Stores

Ohio University Credit Union

Ritz Carlton Hotels

Ritz Carlton Residencies Atlanta

Tyler Perry Studios

Walt Disney Company