Colorado Based Landscape Painter

Artist Statement

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I like to think of the act of creation being one of abandoning the higher self, allowing the art to spring forth in and of itself, a manifestation of the inner, emotional self only. I seek to work instinctively and minimalistically.


 I have a wide array of influences. Among them are Jean Francois Millet, Frederic Remington, Edward Seago, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer and most especially the Russian Impressionist Isaac Levitan. Closer to home, I admire the work of fellow Arkansan Bill Garrison and the late Louis Freund.  Other contemporary influences include Simon Addyman, William Wray, Tibor Nagy, and Stapleton Kearns.  

 
 I am currently represented by Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Bio

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I am a native Arkansan with deep roots in the Ozark Mountains. I spent many hours of my formative years drawing and roaming on our 200 acre cattle farm.  I indulged a love of art and a desire to learn to paint as a very young teen by taking my only lessons in a local atelier-like setting.  Aside from these lessons and the odd workshop now and then, I am self taught.  I am an associate member of Oil Painters of American and a signature member of the Arkansas League of Artists. After receiving a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, I moved my young family to the suburbs of Washington D.C.to pursue a career with NASA.  I have designed, built, and operated systems in orbit around Earth and on the surface of Mars.  I currently reside near Denver, Colorado.

Shows and Exhibitions

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2019

· The 144 Colorado Showcase

November and December, PACE Center, Parker, CO

2017

· SAAC Juried Art Competition

July, South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR

· Art at the Center Juried Show

May-June, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, Overland Park, Kansas 

· During Wind and Rain

Poster art for musical performance

2016

· Richeson Small Works, Meritorious Entries (2)

2015

· Arkansas League of Artists Annual Juried Show

September-October, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR

· The Quiet Hours, Solo Show

May-June, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock

· ArkansasLeague or Artists Members Show

May, Argenta Art Gallery, North Little Rock

· Plein Air Painters Show

April-June, Christ Episcopal Church, Little Rock

2014

· Painting Arkansas-Finale, Solo Show

May-June, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock

· White River Plein Air

May, Cotter, AR (First Timers Award)

2013

· Diamond National Show

December-January, Hot  Springs Fine Arts Center, Hot Springs, AR

· ArkansasLeague of Artists Winners Show

December, Patrick Hays Center, North Little Rock, AR

· Bike Art Show

December-February, The Dairy Centerfor the Arts, Boulder, CO

· ArkansasLeague of Artists Annual Juried Show (3rd Place, Animals/Wildlife)

September-October, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR

· 65th River ValleyInvitational

July, Fort   Smith Regional Art Museum

Jurors: Tammy Harrington, Ann Prentice Wagner, Manuela Well-Off-Man

· Painting Arkansas, Solo Show

July-August, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock, AR

· ArkansasLeague Of Artists Signature Members Show

July-August, Cox Creative Center, Little Rock, AR

· Hot Springs Fine Arts Center Spring Regional (Honorable Mention)

March, Hot Springs Fine Arts Center, Hot Springs, AR

2012

· Realism Without Borders, Group Show

December, LEE Gallery, Boise, ID

· Painting Arkansas, Solo Show

October, Van Buren Center for Art and Education

· ArkansasLeague of Artists Juried Exhibition

October, Butler Center, Little Rock, AR (First Place, Landscape)

· ArkansasLeague of Artists Spring Members Show

May, Terry House, Little Rock, AR (Third Place, Landscape)

  • Hot Springs Fine Arts Center Regional

March, Hot   Springs Fine Arts Center

2011

· ArkansasLeague of Artists Winners Show

December, THEA Foundation, North Little Rock, AR

· Diamond National Exhibition (Ralph Michaelis Memorial Award)

September, Hot Springs Fine Arts Center

· ArkansasLeague of Artists Annual Juried Show

September and October, Cantrell Gallery, Little Rock

· Harrison Art League Spring Show (3rd Place Oil)

May, Oak Leaf Gallery

· ArkansasLeague of Artists Members Show

May, Terry House, Little Rock, Arkansas

· Regional Show (Merit Award)

April, Hot Springs Fine Arts Center

2010:

· Village at Hendrix Designer House

September-October

· Diamond National Exhibition

August, Hot Springs Fine Arts Center

· Harrison Art League Spring Show (Honorable Mention)

May, Oak Leaf Gallery

2009

·  “Starry Night”

October, Hot Springs Fine Arts Center

· “Celebration of the Tulip”

April, ClayTime Studios, North Little Rock

· “Featured Artist”

April & May, Arkansas State Treasurer’s Office