I was born and raised in the Southern United States and spent my childhood fascinated by nature, creeks, rivers, oceans and mountains. My friends and I would build tree houses over five levels, some fifty feet high, with materials “lifted” from various new houses being built. From finger paintings on my childhood walls to highly detailed surrealistic images depicting the tragic beauty of the human experience, I have attempted to get close to the very core of what makes our creative consciousness thrive. For the last thirty years or more my body of work would be labeled surrealism. Now, as I approach the middle of my life, the body of work has grown to a whole new frontier that has awakened in me the pure joy of painting again. Read More.