My work is inspired by the prairies of Oklahoma, where I was born and raised and by the beautiful seascapes of the Gulf Coast where I live now. I am a self-taught full-time artist. I live in Perkinston Mississippi with my wife and fellow artist Deana. Together we have raised 4 children and now we travel all over the country setting up at fine art shows.
My style of art is realism to say the least. I find great joy in all the little details and love to wow the viewer. Next to my love for realism is my passion for black and white. I am blown away by how you can create an image just by changing values. To me black and white is calming and in this in your face world I think we all appreciate a little calmness. The third element of my style is nature of course. My hope is that the time is spend exploring the great outdoors and composing the images will be felt by the viewer. To know that my work touches them the way it touched me is I think the greatest achievement.
Original artworks are drawn on prepared primed panels using my own specially formulated primer. The drawings are created with graphite pencil and graphite powder. A variety of tools are used including erasers, sandpaper, razor blades, and fiberglass brushes. No other form of media is used in the creation of my drawings. No photo manipulation or digital altering. My frames are custom made by me. They are constructed of wood and are made to have the appearance of raw steel.
2013 Excellence in Drawing Ocean Springs Fall Show 2014 Excellence in Drawing Singing River Spring Show 2014 Best of Show Orange Beach Ala. Festival Of Arts 2014 Best Of Show Fair Hope Fall Festival Of Arts 2015 2nd place art in The Pass Spring Show 2016 Best of Show Orange Beach Ala. Festival of Arts 2016 Award of Distinction Gulfshores Ala. Shrimp Festival 2016 Award of Distinction Anna Maria Island ,Winterfest 2017 Award of Distinction Fairhope, Ala. Art Festival 2017 Best Of Show Art in The Pass , Pass Christian, ms 2017 Award of Merit , Greater Gulf Coast Arts Festival 2017 Honorable Mention , Deland Fall Festival of Arts 2017 Best Of Show Chastain Park , Atlanta Ga 2018 Second Place drawing Beaux arts Festival , Miami 2018 Judges Choice Tallahassee ,Fl 2018 Best Of Show Drawing Category Uptown Minneapolis ,Mn 2019 Award of Merit Gasparilla Arts festival Tampa Fl.